I painted this scene as a watercolor many years ago and it was kind of a dud. I kept it anyway, most likely thinking I would use the other side of the paper. Yesterday I saw it crumpled in a corner and decided to put pastel on it. Of course the whole thing is different, but who is to know? The house was torn down, as well as the dead trees. I was free to invent the landscape...I did what I do best with pastel....fields and rocks. I also cut the thing down to about a third its size. Originally I was so impressed by the size of the dead trees that they took up more than half the painting. This time composition overwhelmed that desire. I like the resulting work.