Pastel on Wallis paper, 13.5 x 19 @750. framed. This is Mooney whose mother is Abigail. She refused to nurse him after he was born and had to be bottle fed by his surrogate mother, Phyllis. He is coming along nicely although a bit small for his age.
The original has been sold but a limited edition reproduction , matted and ready for a 16 x 20 frame is available @55. I met this Ayrshire cow in Vermont at the Crawford Family Farm where they make wonderful cheeses. Their web site is www.crawfordfamilyfarm.com.
Painting and drawing was a major part of my life as a child but dissapeared during my teens and through my life as an adult working fulltime in the corporate world. The awakening came one day at the office when I realized that I had to return to art, quit and took a partime job. I began classes at a local art league and painting at home.
Another awakening arrived when I had my first intimate encounter with a dairy cow. Then there was the interview with Temple Grandin...no more eating these beautiful creatures or anything with a mother. My goal is to depict these non-human animals as the sentient, beautiful beings that they are. That's it.