Unlike his fellow Impressionists, Renoir painted relatively few landscapes, preferring to use people as subjects instead. Nonetheless, In the Woods was one such landscape, portrayed as an assortment of colors. His proto-pointillist style ensures a greater blending of various hues, thus forming a vivid scene. Capturing the brilliance of the forested outdoors, Renoir brings out an array of greens mixed in with yellows, reds, and blues. The forest slightly wraps itself around the center, bending warping into an eccentric circular pattern around the end of the pathway, adding a certain level of depth to the piece. The perception of depth is furthered by lighter coloration farther from farther down the path. Redder hues near the bottom of the painting, blues near the sides, and yellows at the top create contrasting distinctions between each level, contributing to the lighting of the piece.