Oil on Board, 14 x 20 inches
One of my favourite spots near Broadway in the Cotswolds, looking down the valley, with a farmstead in the middle distance.
Essentially a very green subject, particular attention had to be paid to the varying tones, punctuated by the woolly sheep. Being a clear day, there wasn't a lot of blue atmosphere, which makes painting convincing depth more difficult. But this is so redolent of a clear summer's day. With no water to break the monotony, the foreground field was painted with a lot of paint and plenty of texture, mostly using my 1" household decorator's brush.
I placed the sheep to form a pleasing pattern, with a triangular arrow formed with the three in the foreground to point the eye into the picture plane.