Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Blue Pastures


Blue Pastures__6x8 oil study on linen panel__$170 ...click blog image to see some juicy detail
I am swerving off the "secret road" bluebonnet paintings I promised this week, because today I headed north with artist pal Robin Cheers (go see her work today!...and note her comment about TICKS...I feel like she does tonight!). We went up to Bell County to paint on the ranch of my friends, Tom and Debbie...it was a PERFECT day, weather-wise, but I got a few new scratches on my new pick-up truck, driving some narrow trails at the ranch. As I look at my study above, I can see some adjustments I need to make (cow anatomy), so if you want it, let me know, and I will send you the "better version". Robin and I discussed how, having grown up sketching HORSES, we both have to "proof" our cow drawings, lest our natural inclination to "round out the rump" takes over...By the end of our day, our "pasture mates" grazed themselves closer and closer, until we were surrounded by all the angus, horses and cattle egrets...oh, and ONE SERIOUS art critic, below...

Robin facing off with an art critic

3 comments:

zaza bakhuashvili said...

precioso....

Linda said...

It's another lovely painting! Sounds as though you and Robin had a great time. The longhorn critic eyeing Robin - YIKES!

Carol DeMumbrum said...

I love your paintings!! I grew up on a dairy farm, so I love the cows. Wow, those are big horns on that critic.