Something I miss about the landscapes here are the hedgerows and stonewalls between nearly every field in Britain. This gives quite a bit of structure to a painting, so in this one I found the trees in the valleys made a nice substitute. I've started to use wax as a resist over colour as well as to retain the white paper. I've never actually used the gum watercolourists usually use for this purpose, and wax can be moved around as quickly as a brush without me having to wait for it to dry. I haven't got the time to wait around!