About 10 years ago, I was going to do a painting of a wolf in a mountain setting. I had sketched out the wolf, and I also found a reference for the mountain scene, from all places, in the background of the movie "Jesus Christ Superstar"...now I know there are no wolves in the middle east, but the two elements went together nicely. I began the project by doing an underpainting in black and white. After I did it, I liked the effect so much I decided to stop and just keep it that way... I know, wierd, but I liked it.