This pasture is owned by a friend and is about 4 miles from our place. It is just a nice old pasture with rolling ground and a stream runs through it along with old fence lines and some old building here and there. These type of places are just about gone, almost no one grazes livestock anymore just feed lots. The old chicken house in the upper right has the needed southern exposer for good egg production during the dark winter months but has not seen a chicken in decades. These small farm settings are among my favorites and I did this one in the Water Color shown here and the Oil shown below. The setting was so nice I had to do both. I did the Oil first and was not satisfied with it and went back and did the Water Color. Then I went back and made a few adjustments to the Oil and was much happier with it. Part of the problem was the dreary weather I have been working in. I try to only paint in natural light which has been difficult lately since we have been living under the dreaded permacloud that has been anchored over the midwest. We had sun this past weekend and it was wonderful of course now we have another snowstorm bearing down on us! Enjoy the paintings!
Hoyts Pasture in Oil on Panel