This wall in shadow is a nice setting to isolate this solitary figure against.
It's the same place as in this painting.
"Thorns", 8"x 10" oil on linen, Frank Gardner © 2008
This guy is carrying thin branches from a mesquite tree. He will bend them, while they are still green and pliable, into crowns of thorns. Then dry them.
You may wonder why a lot of the figures in my paintings are walking away. I think that it ads to the movement by having them walking into the scene as opposed to out of it at me. That would be a much more static pose. Most of the time I would rather have the viewer being led into my painting.