I have finally made a choice about how I was going to plan this painting. With the cow already drawn as a value drawing, plus the size I wanted the next things to consider were : Background- color- light- support-and method. Actually , maybe this isn't even the right order of things. Support is important, because then the way you do it is easier to figure, or picture in your mind. But, then, as you picture the outcome--and how you can make that happen, the light-source needs to be considered. I was lucky with this one, tho, as we know. It was, is summer, and the light is bright and warm----so its important to use the right colors to show just how good that sun feels in the A. M.------Maybe I think to much.