What captured my attention in this subject was the rusty roof of the cottage. Also I seem to be drawn to subjects where old buildings are surrounded by tall trees. It allows for a lot of variety and interest in terms of drawing and values. The house is easily seen from the road but you have to walk across a short valley which is full of thick bushes and trees before you get close enough to paint or take proper photographs. I had a hard time getting close to it but it was well worth it.
I´m including a few photographs of the progression of the piece.