I painted this from a photo taken last spring. The other day while looking for something to paint with oils I came upon this and decided to paint. I painted two little studies and then launched into pastel. I am finding the oil studies are helpful in making a choice for a painting. With a small canvas and a good sized brush, the composition needs to be something I can get that brush around. Simplicity is the answer and so I am trying some new ideas and new compositions.