After a day of drying [just using odorless turpentine as a medium]Iput in the trunks of the aspens. I'm not worried about any detail or shading at this point. It is really abstract looking but the placemant of the trees is fairly important. The next few steps are going to look really discouraging and look as if I am lost and never going to find my way through this. At times I feel the same way but after years of doing this I know I just have to stick with it and my idea although that will even evolve and change somewhat. Will probably be awhile befor I get back to this as I am off to Denver and be out of circulation for a few days.