Wednesday, December 14, 2011

"Orange Marmalade" oil on hardboard 5x7" $99

Ross and I have this on going "discussion" about how cows align themselves in the pasture.  It always seems to me that they all face the same direction.  I used to think it was facing the sun but that doesn't seem to be the case.  At any rate, I'm glad they do! it makes for some fine composition.

Monday, December 12, 2011

"Lost In the Crowd" oil on hardboard 6x6"

There is something about black on black that pushes you to the wall when you're painting.  It's a bit like an evil drug. You hate that you succumb. but you keep going back to the well.

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

"Split Personality" oil on hardboard 6x6" $99

For some reason I never noticed how amazingly red some of these cows are.  There was a time when all I could see were the black and white guys.  They're gettin' a run for their money now!

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

"The Chew" oil on hardboard 5x7" $99

I just fell in love with the straw hanging out of this cow's mouth. Not the kind of falling in love that happens when you meet that special someone but a visual infatuation that drives the painting.  I've also become enamored with the ear tags.  It's kind of morose in a way but the visual impact is grand.

Monday, December 05, 2011

"Rear View" oil on hardboard 5x7" $99

The composition and color on this were irresistible.  I was afraid my new found enthusiasm for the cows might have been a flash in the pan.  Guess not.  So much fun!  Guilty pleasure?

Sunday, December 04, 2011

"Milky Way" oil on hardboard 6x6" $99

If you've been following my posts for a VERY long time you know I did a series of cows.  Then there were human portraits.  Next came pet portraits.  Recently I been scrutinizing the cows that I still own.  Finally I think I understand.  I'm really more about portrait work.  This is the beginning of a return.  To say I am excited is an understatement.  They mooed to me in the night and I responded.  I hope you'll stay tuned.