I have finished and framed my latest silk painting, inspired by the autumn tree outside the studio window. I used a combination of outliner (gutta technique) and watercolour style…… the latter because I like free flow in my works. I must admit, however, that I am tempted to try the Sistek technique as I am impressed with many on the excellent works I have seen on the internet using that method. It means going back to being in control and I have worked hard to allow myself to enjoy a serendipitous approach. Anyway back to this work. It is the last show the tree puts on, full colour “party”, before it sheds the leaves for winter so I have titled the painting Pre the Winter Slumber . Tomorrow Keith (my husband) and I will make the trip to Scottsdale (about 5 hours round trip, plus stops) to a lovely gallery, Scottsdale Art and Framing, to deliver this (along with a couple of other works) for their winter exhibition. Looks like good weather so we will take the cameras.