|laptop photos (best color reproduction)|
You know I really enjoy painting outdoors. Recently I was able to photo these cows while painting at a lovely creek. My husband can tell you I have a strange passion to find cows in the water. So this day was my lucky break. Thought you might like to follow along.....I hope the painting does justice to these beautiful cows - looks like these were all girls.
|several photos used for selecting certain cows to make a rhythm. Used for structue and composition, but not for color.|
|drawn in thin paint|
|darks laid in first|
|main cow, midstage|
|left cow, mostly finished|
Lights are even more fun, and I can see more bone structure, here the attempt is to stay loose until the end.
|mid cow and right cow getting structure|
So, thanks for following to this point. Now there will be decisions about the water and some cow tweaking until it gets finished.
18x24, oil on clay surface canvas