Wednesday, January 29, 2014


6 x 6
Pastel on paper
A study for a larger piece of this calf scratching an itch! 

Monday, January 27, 2014


10 x 8
Pastel on paper
Another version of a Pinzgauer previously painted in oil. 

Sunday, January 26, 2014


12 x 9
Oil on Arches Oil Paper
My first attempt on the Arches paper. It didn't seem to be any more absorbent than  masonite, but perhaps that's because I used very little medium. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014


5 x 7
Pastel on paper
This calf was a bit skeptical ...not sure whether to trust my presence in the field with his herd mates.

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Siesta 5 x 7

5 x 7
Pastel on paper
A larger version was posted earlier of this calf resting in the meadow. Guess I work backwards!

Friday, January 17, 2014

Blue Moon

5 x 7
Pastel on paper

I recently learned that cattle have magnetic receptors and can sense those fields. They generally face due north which is probably where this cow is pointed.

Thursday, January 16, 2014


8 x 10
Pastel on paper

Another calf from Deep Run Dairy caught in the act of pure happiness.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


8 x 8
Pastel on paper
Named after Gilda the Wise, another girl from Deep Run Dairy.

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Olive SOLD

6 x 7.25
Oil on board
Olive is a  member of a small herd of Hereford cows in New Jersey. She and her sisters are the oldest cows I have ever met. ranging in age from 17-22 years. They belong to a kind and generous couple who have had them since they bought the house many years ago.  

Monday, January 13, 2014


6 x 8
Pastel on paper
Something about the graceful look back...akin to a contrapposto pose for a baby bull.

Sunday, January 12, 2014


8 x 8 Pastel on paper
One of the calves from Deep Run Dairy. She was comfortable enough to allow me to sit down next to her and take lots of photos. 

Saturday, January 11, 2014


6 x 6 Oil
One of the handsome boys at Maple Acres Farm . Whenever I need to lift my spirits, a drive over to this farm never fails to do the job. 

Friday, January 10, 2014


Pastel on Paper
8 x 10
A Pinzagauer cow from a small herd not too far from my home. Their kindly owner allowed me to spend time with his "girls" in their meadow.