This was the final. The client pointed out how the mules and horse looked unnatural. In the photo they were waiting at the fence to be fed. After adding the fence it was OK'd.
This is the latest update. The client commented that she did not care for the background and this is what I made up. In the following painting the mules got lost in the background.
Commission for Christmas. This may not be the final. I will do a few details
16 x 20 oil on Raymar panel
rough sketch. The mule on the left was changed again. I was more concerned with the sizes. I believe the mules were larger.