Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Cattle in the Winter Field

Oh how I love to see cattle in a pasture!  It brings back so many childhood memories of grandma's farm, and of my great uncle Richard's farm, too!  We ran cattle for several years here, and I remember vividly having to chase them back over the fence with a broom in my hand!  These creatures are beautiful and gentle, and so peaceful to paint.  They graze slowly in the field, which is a big bonus when it comes to choosing animals to paint en plein air!  I wish my neighbors had a few of these in their pasture, then I could simply walk to the fence for a good pastoral view!  I simply must do more of these!  Painting number 1512 in 1512 days :)

8 comments:

  1. People think I am crazy when I tell them that the cow is one of my most favorite animals. I love this painting.

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  2. The painting is fabulous. Here in Finland is an respected artist who paints cows and makes statues of them. They sell well.
    Happy PPF xx

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  3. Hello Tammie, your art piece is very beautiful. A very peaceful setting. I agree, cows are beautiful and gentle. Nearly 20 years ago now, I used to have a milking cow (Friesian)- with a most placid nature. She was so patient as I learnt how to milk her. I'll remember those times forever. Happy PPF :D)

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  4. Such a wonderful subject under that moody sky. Beautiful!

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  5. I honestly couldn't tell where the real landscape stopped and the painting began (except for the frame). I had first thought it was an empty frame. Beautiful work, Tammie.

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