I needed to make the space in my head in order to allow freedom from the tyranny of the literal scene. To do that I made the underpainting (middle) at home. First time I have ever done that and I will do it again. I so easily moved trees around when I was using the memory of the place. Then I drove to the field around sunset and began working. The only part that remained true was the color of the sky and maybe a tree or two from different parts of the field... as you can see the rest just came.
Look in the far distance of the photo and you can see the construction vehicles like predators waiting for new prey.