Thursday, January 10, 2013

Charolais Cow

Here's a little painting I did of a Charolais cow on our farm. I had a little trouble getting the cow to look just right. Since my husband is a cattle farmer, he's my worst best critic and I trust him to help me with bovine anatomy quite often!
Charolais with Flowers
11x14 oil on canvas
I was finally satisfied with this painting and gave it as a wedding gift. You can't imagine how overjoyed I was when I received a thank you note from the bride. She said the painting was one of their favorite wedding gifts. WOW, that made me feel really good!

One reason I want to paint faster is so I CAN use my paintings as gifts. If I spend weeks or months on a single painting, it becomes too valuable to give away. Yet, it was such a pleasure to give this one as a gift and know it was appreciated and will be enjoyed for a long time.

Isn't that really what art is all about... making other people stop, think and then smile?


  1. Such beautiful color and reflected light in your Charolais cow! I use my daughter as my critic for my paintings, my husband just always says 'That's great', and although I am glad that he is being positive, it's not exactly what I am looking for!