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Daisy

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Daisy. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2015. This is another small painting for which I did a color study. Like many of my recent works, I spent more time on the edges than anything else. They helped to give the figure some life and prevent it looking like a cut-out....

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Portrait of 817

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Portrait of 817. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2015 This is another painting on a medium texture linen. The surface is hard to photograph - a cellphone picture from the side shows the painting better than a head-on shot. The cow looks pretty much as she appeared in real life but the setting was too com...

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Study of 806

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Study of 806. 8x10, oil on linen panel. 2014. 806 was one of the young heifers at Rocky Point Farm in Point of Rocks, MD where I spent a morning in the pasture with the young cows. I've been meaning to paint this Holstein cow for the last 18 months and I plan to turn this small sketch in to a l...

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Gearing up For the Fall Season, Continued

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Portrait of 798.  Oil on linen. 16"x16". 2013. For sale at Waterford Fair. This is the second painting I created for the Red Barn Art Exhibit at the Waterford Fair.  This heifer was one of the herd at Rocky Pointe farm that I visited late last month. The abstract idea behind the painting w...

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I found some Holsteins!

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And they sent a welcoming committee: There were plenty of painting-worthy subjects in the herd.  The patterns on his heifer were particularly eye-catching: The little white heifer was one of my favorites: I want to give a big shout-out to Chuck and Paula at Rocky Pointe Creamery and Farm for...

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