This small painting is a Daily Paintworks Challenge for the month of January. The oak trees in Utah's higher elevations are small scrub oaks. In contrast to midwestern oak trees where I was raised, they don't get very tall and they have tiny acorns. But the leaves are just as beautiful and remain on the trees well into winter. I collected this tiny branch on a recent winter walk into the hills surrounding our house. This piece is painted on a board with a black underpainting.