Went to a farm to paint cattle but instead I took photos of them and painted this view. Painting directly on slick white Utrecht gesso shows the brushstrokes. It was a struggle but I kind of like the look. Also it would be easier to wipe off and that would leave a nice ground.
10" x 8" oil on panel
This was the view from the side of the road. I am not as happy with this done on a burnt sienna ground. The corn is knee high but this does not show it well. This one I should have wiped off.
6" x 8" oil on canvas panel