In early spring on my walks I notice that the silhouettes of trees and shrubs are sharpest against the clear blue sky. The tips of the branches are beginning to swell with life. Leaves and blossoms are soon to arrive. I am drawn to the trees' complexity that is visible while they are still barren. Each branch takes its own distinctive course through space. These are details from some panels I have been working on. I am building layers of line as if looking through a web of forest. It is a quiet meditation to paint in such a slow methodical way.