Tuesday, September 22, 2015

The Cows are Home Angus Cattle Original Oil Painting

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"The Cows are Home"
Oil on panel
6x6 "

The way the cows were gathered on the ridge made a lovely form.  I tried to convey the shapes rather than individual cows.  The planes of their bodies reflect warm and cool colors.  I know this sounds strange but their forms made me think of beautiful, black walnut furniture perhaps on the lawn of a tag sale...  like I said weird!  However, it is true that when you tackle drawing or painting you must truly observe form and light.  Don't necessarily think cow when you paint a cow or you may get caught up in preconceived thoughts of a cow and draw from your memory or "mind's eye" rather than what is really in front of you.  

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