Saturday, December 20, 2014

Longhorn with Bluebells - and a Cow Question for You!

Longhorn and Bluebells
Oil on canvas, 18x18

I absolutely love this painting! It is bright and colorful and full of life, and I was able to capture the intense and yet goofy expression on the cow's face. Though I worry that it is a little illustration-like (and why is that a bad thing, anyways?), I love the black lines and the brilliant colors. 

However, I think I love the painting below more. It's the above painting, before I finished the cow and added the background. I like it so much, I'm going to do another one, and leave it just like the one below. 

What do you think? Which do you like better? And does the top painting strike you as illustration? If so, is that a derogatory assessment? Yes? Why? I'd really love to hear your thoughts. You can email me, or use the comment area at the end of the blog. 

Busy, busy! 

Here's Jackie, our postmistress. She is the busiest person in town these days! 

Dog of the Day

Woody, the white dog, was curled up in the dog bed when Zoe, who is 14 and blind,
 decided she wanted to get in, too. I watched this. Zoe knew Woody was there, 
and I think she wanted to curl up against his fluffy warmth. 
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Azra said...

Beautiful colours and expressive brushwork!! Love the dog story too!!

Sara said...

I like both versions of the painting, but I think I prefer the black background. I'm the same way with my own photographs...I tend to prefer simple subjects without distracting backgrounds.
Received my calendar (California Calling) today and I LOVE it!