I love the sense of space in this work on paper. The exuberance of the canopy of the Magnolia tree, the slope of the grass and the curve of the fence. It could be any tree, but we know that it isn't, it's this tree. The limited palette reminds me of a sepia toned old photograph which plays with my idea of time - are we in the present or the past? And then Beth's line work and the layering of the watercolor, ink, white out and pencil keep me interested and looking. After spending time with this piece, I pay more attention to trees, texture, grass and other small things when I go out on my walk. Beth reminds me to pay attention to the ordinary and the beauty here.