It was the work of seconds when I was roughing out the big picture for the Art Director. A few blurred scribbles and a note - 'GENERAL LEAVES'. Then I drew them properly. Ah. Umm. Let's hear it for detail. Hooray!
Half a league, half a league, half a league onward. My dears, you would not imagine how long it can take to individually paint a couple of hundred or so bloody autumn leaves. That's where I am right here, right now. See you's later. I might be some time.