That ought not to work with two similarly sized trees but the way you weave the deeper shadows and the lighter trail through them makes it work. Beautiful!
I noticed that after I finished. Actually the scene did not have equally sized tree groups. I believe I am supposed to edit the scene to fix the composition not the other way around. I guess it worked out anyway, thanks for commenting.
I agree with John! I love the play of brushwork too and value changes in the greens.
There is some purple in the deepest darks but they do not show up in the image I posted.