Sixteen small paintings, some 8" X 8" X 2", some 10" X 10" X 2", all started with paper over the wood panel to give texture. That texture dictated much of the detail, either on the layered surface of the "ground" or by suggesting the trunks and limbs of the trees.
The abstraction comes from many different colored layers of acrylic paint applied with a scraper. The trees are done with a sharp charcoal pencil. Oil pastel dragged over the texture adds highlights.
That's it! I have to stop painting now and get everything packed up for the show!