As I wrote below I was very moved by my visit to the Keeping Gallery. I couldn't wait to try out the thread technique which Renate Keeping used to produce stunning portraits. Now, the only thing that I can draw with any confidence (thanks not to my Arts teacher to my French teacher Mr Emmerson) are trees. An artist I came to know when I visited America a few years ago is Pat Buckley Moss,(this is the museum we visited) I particularly loved her winter scenes with stark trees. So here is my thread "painting".