I discovered this unique home behind the cottage I was staying at in Steelville, MO during my residency in 2019. Day after day this unique scene captured my attention. I was intrigued by the unusual number of planes in the roof. Tall grass growing along the railroad tracks obscuring my view only increased my desire to paint this scene. One hot July morning I spent four hours painting this unlikely subject before. My goal was to capture it before the shadows fled.