Tuesday, August 6, 2013

cow love

 I am the absolute worst at photographing large paintings.  This one is painted on a 3  x 3' canvas.  On my first attempt the painting toppled off the easel and over onto the pinestraw covered ground.  I was not going for a textured look so I had to scrape off the straw and touch up the paint.
I was drawn to the subject and the organic shapes of the negative spaces in this painting. Think this is also the first time I have painted grey cows.  I feel like a lot of my photos do not portray the colors as true as they look in person.  I could spend hours tweaking that but I would rather paint. These are pretty close.sold
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  1. Carol this painting makes me smile out loud!
    Thank you!

  2. Your comment makes me smile out loud Brenda! Thanks!

  3. I think this is just beautiful. Gorgeous cows too.

  4. Such lovely cows, and I especially love the turquoise sky.

  5. This is so sweet, I am in love with cows and am now thinking at a ripe old age, that I have to stop
    eating meat. Look at how in love they are!!!! I have a problem with photographing, also, it is frustrating. THis is really a big painting, try a picture on the easel showing the whole painting plus some edges. That will give some impact. Did you paint it on site?
    Thanks for your comment to me!

  6. Love the face on the cow on the right and the gray color against the aqua sky. Wonderful work!