Such a wonderful find! A new painting in snow place, looked on the map before leaving and choose this area because of the farm. The church and big tree was a bonus.
When I arrive there was an amazing stampede of cows running towards me as I entered the field next to them. They screeched to a stop because of the electric fence between us.
All lined up looking and following me as I walked around the field:
I liked the strong horizon line tone & colours, against the light snow and sky.
The sky got better as the sun went lower a lovely apricot colour.
The big tree was tricky as it was so much bigger in scale than the rest of painting but wanted to make it work and fit.
I choose this angle of the view because of the crop field with great leading lines in – how much detail to add, reminded me of a Van Gogh reed drawing all the sticking up crops. I didn’t put many in as it looked bitty.
No sunshine so not much tonal difference in the foreground snow.