I’m enjoying these long formats at the moment. The drawing is one of a few I used for the painting, a new subject I’ve been planning for a few years but only got round to these past months. I’m always taken by the relationship between the top line of the trees and horizon just above them. There’s a whole valley behind those trees, the top line of a small sloping wood, but you wouldn’t know from this position. The painting is triple square, following two previous double square pictures that preceeded it. It felt far too long and cramped before I found the right scale for things.