A Feeble Attempt at Rendering Cattle in the Distance

(Supposed to be) Cattle in the Distance

After lunch, we returned to the farm and found the sun out and the place blazing hot.  In the distance, I saw an enormous heard of cattle under the shadows of the treeline that formed the boundary to the pasture, and I took over a dozen reference photos, with a profound interest in the slanting horizon line and the various colors of the different breeds of cattle.  The trees were nearly black in silhouette in that bright afternoon.  I gave it my best shot, and didn’t fare too well.  Still, I wish to paint a decent watercolor of this composition, and plan to study my photos when I finally get the chance to enlarge them and make some decisions on how to go about painting them.

Thanks again for reading.


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