04 April 2012

Winter Cow 2

16" x 20", oil on canvas

This cow and Winter Cow 1 were both photographed while shooting John Nyman for my portrait of him for my Field to Canvas series (I don't remember which one appears in the final painting with him, but I think it was this one). It was while doing that painting that I became very interested in winter scenes and the subtle colours found in snow, but this winter was mostly snow-free, so I never had the opportunity to shoot the county under a nice white blanket (maybe next year), but these wintry livestock paintings were very satisfying to do.

Typical orange acrylic ground
with olive green (oil) blocking.

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