very branchy, again, thick, distorted trunks with a pale grey like brown and flat smooth texture.
as for the houses, in this part of America, a so called student would have been staying in a basic, yet large house, usually wooden and symmetrical. they would be neutral colours e.g. white or wood natural colour.
although this is a more spruced up version, it was the clearest picture i could get of a house this style. notice the slats of wood running along and the symmetry in the windows and door. again, notice the bare trees running along house, this was common as trees were considered highly decorative in this time.
Now as my image is likely to be a close up from outside to inside, the detail on the window is going to be very important. as you can see on this house, the windows are very large, yet broken up into symmetrical sections and are usually opened by lifting from the bottom.
this is one of the clearest shots i could get of such mentioned window panes. obviously, all these above images are just to guide me in getting an accurate reference, as i remember Phil commenting particularly on peoples lack of referencing when it comes time to draw something.
anyway, next up, concept drawing of said piece.