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Painting Cows on a Sunny Day

A See-Through.

This painting took long, long!! But it was worth it. (Find the Step by Step below in this blog post.)

For a long time, I didn't know where the cows would fit best, I started with just the see-through between the trees, the sunny grassland, sky, and fence were the main focus.

If you leave out the 'painting maker': for me in this case: the cows in a scene, it can of course work, but here the open spot won't function the same without them.

The longer you wait with placing them in, the braver you'll need to be.😄 It all worked out. I can't paint them detailed or bigger from memory, so I was glad the cows were passing by the time I needed them and I could finish the composition.

LSU02-2019 Landscape Plein air Painting 'Warm Summer Day Cows Trees See Through', Roos Schuring, oil on canvas, 24 × 30 cm | 9.6″ x 11.8″ Sold

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Step by Step

Here you can see how I build up the 'complex' and how the backbone was created from the start. Also, see how 'color-body' was created by creating underlayers of warm colors.

(Acrylics) I start with creating a composition in Light & Dark.

Darks and lights need 'body', the darks need deepening, that's step 1

Palette at the beginning, oil paints
(Oils) I add warms to make sure the sky & grass can 'sing' later

Steps 3-5 are the search for the right colors, areas are often deepened by using 'under-colors'.
One (1) color on white doesn't usually 'vibrate' to a maximum, that's why this is. 🍀

Crystallising the Composition, the bigger areas of Color

Details enter the painting, and Variations in the bigger areas

All bigger areas, Sky, Grass in Light & Shade, Trees now contain Shadow & Light

Highlights, high darks are added, Cows are added and finishing touches, in this it's also about the Rhythymn of strokes, finding harmony in this





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