Try as I might I cannot seem to escape the complexity of Mother Nature, so I just have to give in to it and embrace and paint the chaos in front of me. Wolf Kahn is very accomplished at it and devotes a few pages to the topic in his book on Pastels. I love texture, in nature and on the support I choose to use for the work. This paper is coated quite heavily with marble dust and manipulated with a painting knife, go figure. Painted the other morning in front of a favourite poplar tree.