Bendre was interested in the depiction of joy and the charms of rural India. He painted familiar scenes without any great stylisation or modelling. He avoided shadows and perspective and his paintings were invariably two dimensional. The effect of depth within a work was conveyed by a gradual elimination of detail.
Bendre left Baroda in 1966 and returned to Bombay, where he lived for the rest of his life. This painting is from his 'post-Baroda phase' and marks a return to figurative subject matter, after a period of abstraction. However, elements from the previous period are still visible in the slightly elongated depiction of the woman, as well as the lack of structural delineation between the woman and the vegetation around her.