It started out as a dots and dashes drawing from life--with the intention of maybe turning it into an oil painting. After I got a nice pile of these 'candidates', I planned to make a selection and stick a few down to panels. Poof. Instant painting cartoons. After a bunch of underwashes and some color daubs, this began piece to take shape. The point is, it was done in the studio, primarily from the field notes and memory. Very interesting way to work.