It has been a month since my last post and since I've picked up a painting brush. Sometimes life gets a little bit in the way... I was almost scared to paint again, as if I would have forgotten everything! No chance to go out and paint outside as the weather has been (and still is) terrible here in England, so I decided to look in my photographs references "treasure box" hoping to find something inspiring to paint in the studio and slowly get me back into "painting mode".
I found a lovely photograph of cows in a field I took during a trip in Herefordshire last year and decided to do a small study of it:
|Cows in Herefordshire 10"x8" oil on board|
As usual, I kept it simple and wanted to capture the essence of the scene.
As you can see below, I didn't copy exactly the picture and decided to take it as a starting point
to play with colours and shapes.
|The reference photograph|
Click here to view a painting made a few months ago inspired by the same trip in Herefordshire.
I really enjoyed painting this little study and cannot wait to get back to the easel for more. Hopefully the rain will stop at some point and I will be able to paint some cows for real...