I sacrificed some brown paper bags, hot glue and an evening to see how the 3-dimensional elements of the pasture are going to work. Those brown paper bags were well-spent. The scene captures the spaciousness of rural Ontario delightfully. However, the real learning from the evening was around the edges: how should this scene relate to the things about it?
On the left, the roadway works well as access to the cattle pen, and the copse on the left transition easily to the property with the potato field. On the right, I’m confident the hill can progress to the Lee Manufacturing Company’s grounds. However, in the front, the stream is likely too robust to simply disappear into the ditch at right angles.
I have a feeling this is not going to go well for those paper bags.