Monday, September 2, 2013


"Cleo"  (pastel, 7x5 inches)  click here to bid

'Cleo' is short for Cleopatra, because of her long, graceful neck (for a cow) and queenly gaze. I felt she was a fitting contrast to "Big Mac." The longer I paint these animals, the more amazed I am to find such diversity of physiognomy among a single animal species, especially one so commonly lumped into a herd. It shouldn't be so surprising; just look at dogs. Or humans.

Progress shots:
(these shots were taken outdoors and are all too warm, but at least they're consistent with each other...)

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