This picture of the Icknield Way above Pegsdon started off as a sketch during a bike ride today, and then finished at home. It doesn't quite do what I wanted but here is what I intended. It was a beautifully warm spring day with bright sunshine and the pathway was well marked by bike tracks in the damp soil. I tried to create some pattern elements using these as well as with the bright green dog's mercury growing by the path edges beneath the trees. It is a bit abstract and not as finished as I would like, but I quite liked the idea.