I was late for class, stuck at the intersection of Rte 22 and Main Street in Lake Zurich when this perfect scene presented itself to me. I was late. Nobody noticed. I had a photo of this scene and did a sketch which I then used as my reference for this oil painting. I wanted to tell this story by use of texture, tones and what a sloppy winter morning looks like. Unframed on a black board with sides painted black. Ready to hang!