This scene struck me as I walked up to it, and I considered a few different angles and different ways to frame it, but sketched out this knowing that it would be a painting. I just love a strong set of angles creating a steady composition. I painted it loosely and decided to leave large areas in much simpler stages. The canopy just felt right before I had gotten very far along. I used a lot of conte to draw in parts and ended up leaving a bit of drawing here and there as I worked. I got to a finishing point before I was aware of it, and after a couple of weeks without making any revisions after studying it I decided it was time to stop where I was.