The cow and calf are shown in a field at Throop, which is an outer part of the suburbs of Bournemouth,UK. It is based on a photograph taken on a slightly frosty morning. I don't usually paint in a square format but happened to have seen the blank canvas at a good price at a shop, and purchased it to use at a later date. The square format adds to an unusual composition. The cow was quite successful in painting and surprisingly not to taxing to do. It is painted in oils on a 16" x 16" canvas.