Just finishing up a large piece of a bunch of cows in a pasture. To me this is the essence of summer in the country, and I knew I wanted to paint it the minute I saw this scene. It’s a rather large one, I believe 52×24″ so it should command some nice attention once it’s framed. It was a time consuming piece. There are a total of 16 milkers, and that’s a lot of anatomy to to consider, but I learned a lot from this one, and it gave my patience a workout. I have a tendency to start to rush things once the end is in sight, so it was a challenge to give that last cow the same level of attention and finish work as the first.