Cattle Truck

122 x 116 cms   2003

Proceeds of Sale

I saw this truck at a livestock saleyard and thought it would be wonderful to paint but it was very difficult. I also spent ages looking for a cow braced in the back of a truck but then, by chance, found this one stood in the herd of Friesians I had previously photographed for 'Cow'.

Because using the truck was always going to make this a strongly compositional piece I also used arrows, road lines, directional people, a good square building, the other squared-off truck and finally a great lump of tree to trap your eye right inside the frame whilst simultaneously directing it outside.

** There are more notes on Trucks on the 'Trucks' Page, more notes on the figure on the 'Compare Use of Mormons' Page and on the joggers on the 'Compare Joggers' Page.

Cattle Truck