Sunday, December 26, 2010
Goat and trees and tall rotting stump drawing
This drawing was continued in several sittings (or rather standings) at the field where the boss and I have been growing crops this past summer. It is not finished, but I intend to finish. Started one afternoon when the sun had just hit south-west, the shadows made a definite cut, and so the drawing can only be continued in the same light and time, and not, for instance, on a grey day, or earlier in the day. And the field is a 45 minute drive from where I live, so even on suitable days if there weren't other things one could go out that way for, like some field work in addition to the drawing, it didn't happen. Hence its being not yet finished.
The spot is at the eastern end of the field where the forest starts to run up in a hill, the parameters through which the landowners let their goats roam (in addition to letting them roam in many other places) to keep the wild growth down. The goats do a magnificent job. They also keep together, untended, in an orderly fashion that is always a pleasure to see.