Braxton, now named Luther and his herd mates are named after Confederate Generals. This boy's namesake led The Army of Mississippi from the Battle of Shiloh. I'll write more about the people and farm where I met Braxton in a future post.
Postscript: Read the September 4, 2017 post about the renaming of this steer.
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.