I made this further study in response to my investigations of a man sat reading in solitude on a bench in Bruges. This time it was more about the feeling I had walking past him and looking back. He was totally still absorbed and content. I don’t think I totally got this feeling in this figure so may do more studies to try to capture that. The curve of the brushstrokes in the foreground really represents my movement through space giving another dimension to the whole experience. This feels like another stage in the journey that is not over yet and could become a painting in the summer.