Goat Itch Value Study, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
The reference photo for this painting was taken by my friend Pat VanOutry. We visited a dairy goat farm a year and a half ago and both got great photos, however, I really loved this one of hers, and she was nice enough to let me paint it. So it sat on my "to paint" list for all this time. I decided there was no time like the present, as it would make a great candidate for Value Study Week. White fur in shadow can be tricky - I have the tendency to want to paint it lighter than it is.
I really enjoyed this study, and look forward to painting a color version. Thanks again, Pat!