When I'm driving along in my car, noticing the landscape rolling by my window, and especially the atmosphere of the day; I try to notice what I notice. It's something that artists need to pay attention to...the things that make you look, the subjects that speak to you and your heart. I have noticed that whenever I pass by cows or sheep in a field I look longingly at them. I kind of wonder why they draw my eye more than other things. Maybe I was a shepherd in a past life?! ha ha. Anyway, I think there is something inherently peaceful about them, probably that's what speaks to me. I enjoy trying to capture that feeling, and have done many paintings with sheep and cows. This little one developed last week; I tweaked it yesterday.