I started this painting today and thought I would show my progress as I go along. I usually start this type of painting by drawing directly on my canvas where I want my elements to go but this time I started right in with thinned down raw umber. I kind of rubbed in the paint where I thought I would like my trees to be and then I rubbed out the actual trees with a brush dipped in paint thinner. This scene will be a winter scene and I may stay with monotone colors as I like the look of this. This of course may change tomorrow when I get back at it.