I have admired this farm for many years....
.....but never stopped to paint until last week. The cows were out in the field wandering around, admiring or supervising I was never quite sure.
Backlit scenes are one of my favorite views to paint, called 'contre jour' I think.....into the light. It is a bit blinding to look into the sun, especially on a hot day, but well worth the trouble for the colors that show up.
This was composed to include as much of the light and color on the field as I could. I liked the barn silhouetted against those dark trees....but it was the field the shadow patterns that really got me excited.
If I did it again I think I'd crop out the top third of the barn to get in more of the field. It would be interesting to try.
Rather like this one.