Strange, after scouting around for a subject to paint and being disappointed at not finding anything, how a subject right under my nose, or in this case, beside the road, can become the centre of attention and ultimately "the scene".
I feel that there is a danger in preconceiving in one's mind, the perfect subject to paint and then wasting valuable time searching, and never finding it.
I learned again, ..it is important to keep an open mind from the start.
The support for this piece was a Masonite panel, gessoed and a final coat of number five value gray acrylic paint applied to the surface.
My palette for this piece was , Ultramarine Blue, Cobalt Blue, Alizarin, Cadmium Yellow Med., Lemon Yellow, Indian Yellow, Veridian, Sap Green and Titanium White. This was a change from my usual palette and I feel the additional colours were suggested by the scene.
In the end, with an open mind, a motive that presented itself, was recognized.