The reference for this painting is a picture taken of the Dhobi Ghat behind our house! It took a lot of time to try and get the folds in the hanging clothes, the wet grass and the drama of the bamboo poles. It was worth the effort as I like this picture! I used a local rough handmade paper which was really difficult to paint on, but after soaking it a couple of times it got a little easier. I do feel the rough texture of the paper lends itself to the subject of this painting.