Just a little practicing ... I love the neutral color of the trunks: I started with a light wash of yellow, added a bit of a cool, transparent red; then a touch of cerulean, and mixed it together just a bit.
I've spent most of the year reading World War I histories--The War That Ended Peace and To End All Wars (still have Catastrophe 1914 and Sleepwalkers to read!)--a depressing thing to do; it makes you very sad for humankind. Today's a day for remembrance.