"We began by drawing a horizon line and using a "wet on wet" technique with watercolors for the sky. While the paint was still wet, salt was dropped into the paint to absorb the color and create the unusual background. The birch trees were created with white paper and fine point sharpie. All shadows were cast by using thinned down black watercolors. We discussed how to create depth by placing the fenceposts at various places on the picture plane"