I like it more as a tree. It doesn't look like a branch to me. Nicely done.
I like it as a tree, too. If it's a branch, there is no trunk to which it is attached. so vertical works for me.
I prefer the vertical tree version myself, especially with your background Mary Ann.Horizontally, it looks too heavy and not connected.Nice subtle colors! Just my two cents......Leonie
This piece is really lovely. I agree that "tree" is preferable to "branch," though I tried rotating it so the branch has the red on top (the trunk coming from the right), and as a branch I liked that better than with the red on the bottom. The red on the bottom adds to that feeling of too much heaviness. But even then, I still like "tree" the best - it is pretty much perfect! (Just so you know, I downloaded the picture to rotate it, but then I deleted it from my computer!)
I think it looks like a tree, just coming into green in the Spring. Lifting it's branches to the sun makes it look natural. Lovely piece!
Definitely a tree, the branch doesn't look right. It's a lovely tree.
It's a tree, no question! ;^)
If I take it as it is the vertical position seems most balanced, but if I crop my view and remove some of the trunk on the left side then the horizontal version is the more interesting view for me. I greatly enjoy seeing your working progress on pieces and find your photography very inspiring as well. I've added you to my blog list at:julie-annemcdonald.com
The horizontal has so much more energy and movement - I'd orient it this way, without a doubt!