A couple weeks back, on a beautiful summer day, I painted this painting (mostly 'en plein air'). It was the kind of day that if I had to go to an office I would have been late, taken an extra long lunch and left as early as possible. I hopped into my car not knowing where or what I was going to paint. As I was driving, I decided I needed a game plan, so I started with searching for sunflowers, imagining that that is what would inspire me on such a gorgeous day. I found the sunflowers, only to find that there wasn't any way to get around them, with a 'NO TRESPASSING' sign at the only access point. I drove around. seeking another sunflower farm. On my way, I passed this field of cows. The sun was getting lower in the sky, creating amazing intense colours, (my favourite time of day to paint outdoors!). I stopped to take photos, knowing that they will probably move away soon...but they didn't. I set up my easel and started painting as fast as I could. Eventually, as the cows were grazing their way across the field they ended up way back at the other end of the pasture. Not bad, I managed to get most of the painting done. Back in my studio I added the black and white cow in the centre of the painting. A few days later, painting barely dry, I inserted it into a frame and managed to get it into my current show at the Dundas Museum! It sits nicely among my other paintings featuring cows.