The original beta photo didn't have the cows in it. Sometimes I just drive around taking photos of anything I think would be good reference material or has the potential for a good painting. (300 gms)
cold press, rough
Some beta cows:
This is another studio painting from photo references. I think I should have made the two hills in the background a little more distinct from each other as I did in the first.
In the first painting, below, I'm satisfied with the background hills, but not so in the second studio painting. After taking a couple of snapshots of my subject, I attempted it again from my original plein air painting, reference snapshots, memory, and beta a value sketch. Probably due to reading so much about tonalism and looking at Zbukvic paintings.
I've beta been into pastoral paintings lately, fields, cows, and such.