Driving through the back roads from Nevada City to Penn Valley, California I came upon this peaceful animal lying in the grass, looking friendly and wearing an admirable set of horns. I got out and chatted with this beast and became fascinated by the translucence of the horns. I now had a challenge to try to paint him in all his glory.
He was wearing a half smile, which somehow made him look a bit comical and friendly. I did not test his temperament.