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.
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.
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.
I'm a painter living in Enumclaw, Washington. It's a small town in the foothills below Mt. Rainier. My sculptor husband and I share 3 studios, a foundry,6 cats, a one-of-a-kind, custom, cast bronze door and cabinet hardware company and 5 beautiful acres of land on which we host a July outdoor sculpture show. "A Painting a Day" seemed a little over the top. Just up my alley. Don't look for any consistency in subject matter. The one sure thing? color!
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