This young bullock, a Red poll, I think, was part of the herd grazing on Sudbury’s water meadows during the summer months and the Indian Runner Duck joined theMain flock of mallards at Sudbury’s Croft area where people can feed the ducks and swans. The musing here is weather the calf is being led naively or following with trust. Or both are simply lovely to look upon and wonder. I love bringing together these images. Creating relationships against open spaced canvas. Much more time is spent thinking, formulating, sketching ideas then rejecting, searching and letting things come to me. Once they have come together I cover the canvas stretcher in tracing paper and begin drawing on the forms having decided the position and spacing. The tracing is then carbon copied onto the primed canvas and painting can begin. This method ensures the canvas is kept clean and any adjustments can be made at the tracing stage..