I noticed a guy who, unlike many other bird watchers, parked his car on roadside and sat in his own car's long shadow from the morning sun, looking very relaxed. We greeted each other. His name was Larry. At first he thought I was a bird watcher, too. I explained that I was an artist. Then I asked him how long he was going to sit there. He relied he might stay till ten something. I thought to myself that would be enough time for a figure in environment, so I requested to paint him. He smiled and consented.
After this painting, my friends, you may see some of the sketch drawings I do while traveling, but not paintings for a while. I carry my sketch book, not easel, with me.