This image is a quick study out my window as the winter morning sun was striking some willow branches. I was inspired by some books I'm reading by two fiber artists in England. (thanks Jill) They show how their sketchbook studies evolve into these incredible, textural, fiber "paintings"... it's awesome. I just had to get out these old, cheap oil pastels that I think were handed down to me by my great aunt, and use them since I never have before. This may morph into something entirely different before I'm through experimenting with it, but I like the start.