sold This is painted from one of my favorite pictures. I often stop to take pictures of cows when I am traveling and I am not sure where I was when I took this. The uncropped photo has the cow lying down and looking up at me. I have painted this on a smaller canvas a couple of times but decided to go big this time. "sweet olive" is painted on a 36 x 36 x 2" canvas.
Her name was inspired by the bushes that I have growing outside my studio. Most folks refer to them as fragrant tea olive bushes but I call them sweet olives. The bushes are beginning to mature and really blossom. The smell they emit is one of my all time favorites. A very happy smell.