Done, Finally!

Finishing this up was not as hard as I thought it would be. I quite enjoyed the way the foreground grasses came together, the abstraction involved. Adding interest to the foreground helps make the cattle look more shy by pushing them further away. The spookiness of the animals is part of what I’m trying to show in this painting. I couldn’t get near them… they just kept moving away from me through the deep grass. Using such a close value range was fun and something I’m not doing enough in other paintings. Last version.

And I’ve adjusted values on Pig.

Hey, that’s breaking a golden rule. Values are supposed to be dealt with first. But I think he’s much better, so breaking rules is OK by me! Last version.

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3 responses to “Done, Finally!

  1. I really liked the composition on the earlier versions — but you really made this one sing! You somehow captured their wariness — Nice job —

  2. Great job….expecially the foreground. It works just as you wished!

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