So here are some photos of what I’ve done since my last update. The former squares in the background ended up looking too ‘flat’ to me and did not convey the tension I had hoped to achieve, so I painted over them to create a grey background, and then added colours to the trees, keeping the diagonal lines to suggest industrialism and architecture (veeerry subtly though!). The focus is on the trees and the texture rather than on the conflict between man-made and organic matter, with the curvature of the frame literally drawing the viewer into the painting. The first picture was taken about 30 minutes before the second one- I added colours and texture on the trees in the interval. Still not done, but progressing…!