Cattle Shadows 8" x 10" oil
Still have the Bighorn river on my mind with these cattle at the river's edge. They were no doubt seeking a little relief from the hot day and what feels better than wading to cool off the tootsies?
I blocked in all the shadow areas in a thin mix of pink and coral tones, then drew the shapes and worked with thicker paint right over it all. I used walnut oil on this one, to loosen up the paint a bit. I just put a little puddle on the corner of my palette and dip into it periodically. It's best when I don't use too much, It can get a little too slippery and does increase drying time otherwise. On the other hand, I like the consistency which is slightly thicker than OMS, but not sticky.