Sunday, January 15, 2012

SOLD Irish Bovine

SOLD #13 Irish Bovine
6" by 6" original oil on panel

This gal is very special to me as she is the cow that inspired me to begin painting cows and more especially cow portraits.  While at a workshop in Valentia, Ireland, I spent an evening around a bonfire with friends with this beauty in the field only a few yards away.  She was so curious and kept her eye on us all evening.  When on of our friends suggested we go paint at 11 o'clock at night as the sun was just beginning to set on Valentia....she was still on my mind.  Since then I have painted countless cows but like to go back to her occasionally and relive that evening.  I loved all the colors dancing on her as the sun began to set.  Each time I paint her she looks a bit different.  I like the softness of the edges in this one and the suggestion of the gorgeous field that surrounded her.  Hope your weekend has been great.  I took a rather brisk walk with Bailee today.  We walked on the beach for about a block and that was enough for me!  Hurry up Spring!  Actually I don't to wish any time away...these days inside are good for painting and watching some great movies.  Netflix has been my company this weekend.  Thanks for checking in!

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