Schiele made frequent visits to Krumau, or Cesky Krumlov as it is known today. He produced a combination of portraits and cityscapes whilst here, though the former eventually led him into trouble due to the age and pose of the models involved.
This controversy would again see the artist re-locate, though he never really ever truly escaped the judgement of traditional society.
House with Shingles included several preparatory pencil drawings before setting about this more lavish painting. His colour schemes were consistent at this time, as shown with the orange tones used here.
The expressive element to this painting include how the artist lifts his focal point away from everything else. He would certainly have made several visits in order to complete the study sketches and final painting.