My son took a photo of a blackbird with attitude; in the background was one orange traffic cone. I started with the bird and played with the rest of the painting--don't know what it means but I like it (and each time I hit the highway I run into roadwork). Traffic cones don't actually look like this but form tops function here; rectangular bottoms would have messed up my lines.
This was done with inktense pencils/blocks; a wet paintbrush, then lifting the lights; and I worked on it for three weeks--more thinking than painting. If I repaint with acrylic or oil, the eleven lights or reflectors (the last one is very far away) might become eggs. I've never repeated a painting; doing it again would be a bit like copying.
I visited the Munch exhibit at N.C. Museum of Art in Raleigh--he must have enjoyed working with the same subjects time after time. Of course, I had to buy a book about Munch and just finished reading; his paintings linger in my mind.