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Meadow Grove Farm

by Simon Bland / Jul 14, 2015 / Sheep Painting Landscape Plein air

The back fields at Meadow Grove Farm

Meadow Grove Fields (plein air). 11x14, oil on linen panel. 2015

Meadow Grove Farm in Upperville, VA is one of my favorite paint-out locations: lot of distant views across the fields, animals in abundance, a variety of scenery, trees singular and clustered, and the ever-present Blue Ridge.  In short, a location that seems to fit my eye very well.

Today I set up behind the main house where I had a view across a field full of sheep.  As usual, this is a composed image: I edited out fences, moved sheep, trees and even the mountain to create the scene that I wanted.

I was assisted by Flower the pot bellied pig, who helped herself to a few of my peanut butter crackers.