Thursday, July 16, 2009

An Afternoon Rest, oil on canvas, 12 x 16

I've been spending a lot of time observing cattle in the field making many drawings and sketching trying to gain a better understanding of this great subject. There is a river not far from my home where the cattle go to drink and cool off at different times of the day. The theme of animals going for a drink at a pond, stream or river is a theme which has been repeated throughout art history and many artists, including myself will continue with their own impressions of this same idea. Maybe I am drawn to this idea simply out of a desire to observe and witness yet another aspect of tranquility in the natural world. Maybe its a desire to push myself as an artist to work with different subject matter. No matter the reasoning, the piece was pure enjoyment to pull together and I look forward to further exploration of the subject.
An Afternoon Rest
oil on mounted canvas, 12 x 16
695.00 unframed plus shipping.
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1 comment:

Matthew Hannum said...

I found your blog after your post on WetCanvas - very nice paintings!

This one is as relaxing as the title implies: the cows look happy in the peaceful landscape. Nice shades of green in the trees, too.