Tuesday, November 22, 2011

A couple of cows

Sassy, 8 x 8 inch oil on panel
© 2011 Kathleen Coy

I'm working on a large commissioned piece right now of two horses. Unfortunately, no photos until after Christmas. You never know who's going to see what you post, and I would hate to ruin the surprise for my client.

But I can show you a couple of cows I painted recently. I found this cow in Oklahoma on a very windy day. (Aren't they all windy in Oklahoma??) I loved the way the wind blew the hair on the top of her head straight up. It makes her look like she has an attitude.

And the next one is a different sort of cow. I painted a still life of the Fisher Price Cow. It brings up so many good memories for me; the Fisher Price Farm was one of my all time favorite toys as a kid.

This is actually one of my favorite paintings I've done to date.

Fisher Price Cow, 8 x 6 inch, oil on linen
© 2011 Kathleen Coy

Hope you enjoyed them. I see more cow paintings in my future, because they are so much fun to paint!

Happy Thanksgiving to my American friends!

5 comments:

Sam said...

I love them both! I should have tried to get a picture of a big black bull I came across during my morning ride. He would have been fun to paint - lots of attitude!

Sam

Jennifer MacNeill-Traylor said...

How I love that first cow painting, it's perfect! Loved that Fisher Price mooing barn too:) Happy Thanksgiving!

The Life of Riley said...

Your Fisher Price cow is so cute and made me smile. I love the idea of keeping memories of childhood another form, and you've made me wonder, if I had three or four small paintings grouped together, what toys I'd pick.

Totally Timmy said...

Love both of them..Cows are awesome critters!

Olive said...

Love them :)