I went to Muscoot Farm to paint outdoors on a gorgeous day, and the animals were so pretty, but I forgot to bring my camera. I found this photo on Wet Canvas, which satisfied my urge to paint a farm scene. The problem was that the lighting in the photo was very flat...so the painting took a lot of noodling to get an interesting pattern of light and dark. I probably could have pushed the contrasts even more. Doing the painting was instructive. Guess the moral of the story is, remember to bring your camera!