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06-03-2006, 04:56 PM
My youngest daughter got herself a new house and she wanted a painting of me (that's a nice change, because my sons hate them). so I did one in the colours of her livingroom.
It's 40x28", acrylics on canvas.


06-03-2006, 05:05 PM
I've been a big fan of your work for a long time, but I have to say that this one is exceptional!
Maybe it's the colors you used, or the viewpoint you chose but I find this one especially striking.
I'd love to see this one IRL.
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Charlie's Mum
06-03-2006, 05:15 PM
Hi Connie - I hope you mean she wanted a painting from you not of you!!!!!!!!! :evil:
You definitely are not a cow!!!!!!!!! ;)

I love this painting of the cow pushing her face forward, wanting to get in on the action! .... and this head must be about life-size too ....WOW!

06-03-2006, 05:34 PM
Great self portrait, I didn't know you had such beautiful eyes. (he,he) Really (ha) I love this one... I think it's the closeup what's going on look. Cows are soooo cool.


06-03-2006, 05:42 PM
Very nicely done, I know that look all to well.

06-03-2006, 07:11 PM
I love this. I don't know if I would hang it in my front room but I surly
would hange it close by. This is absolutely wonderful. Love the colors.


06-03-2006, 08:10 PM
I have to say, that this looks all to familiar to me. I have a mispent young life on the business end of this beast (well, not this one, but a whole herd like her. Milking them by hand in a freezing cold barn! Any minute now, I'm thiniing she is going to lift her leg and kick me. LOL

But dispite my memeories, this is a great cow. Congratulations.


06-03-2006, 08:35 PM
I like this one a lot, definitly captured the moment!

06-03-2006, 11:39 PM
"......a painting of me ....."
:eek: Oh my Connie you failed miserably - it looks nothing like your avatar!!:lol: (couldn't resist-sorry)

She's a beautiful cow. You captured that inquisitive they get.:thumbsup:

I can understand Chucks comment about being at the working end of this critter as I milked many a cow when I was a lad, too. They do love to kick! Although, mine seemed to go out of their way to step on my feet! :eek:

06-04-2006, 12:14 AM
What an awesome cow! I wouldn't expect anything less from you tho Connie, it's wonderful! Lucky girl!

06-04-2006, 12:18 AM
Hi Connie,
Great self portrait, you knew how to out do yourself (LOL)
I love the angle, just, the color, I just love it!!!

06-04-2006, 12:19 AM
the way that cow is looking I wouldn't be able to enjoy a burger of steak..
(not going near the self portrait thing)

06-04-2006, 05:30 AM
Very well done ...I also milked many a cow in my younger days. Like this very much.

06-04-2006, 05:43 AM
I had no idea cows could paint that well, what with those hooves and all....


Charlie's Mum
06-04-2006, 06:59 AM
:lol::lol::lol: at this thread - you didn't know what you started here Connie ;) ;)

Now you can show us all a bigger version of your real SP :D

06-04-2006, 08:12 AM
Don't you think it's the spitting image of me then?
Stupid mistake, I'm not as good in english as I hoped.:)
Thank you all for looking and commenting. It's much appreciated!:)

06-04-2006, 04:22 PM
A problem with the WWW is that those of us who use english as a native language don't or seldom consider it's a second~~or third~~ language to others unless there is a large number of discrepencies. I didn't even look at your country of origin:o My wife "misspeaks" so often that many people dont believe english IS her native language! thankfully the language of the brush is universal

06-04-2006, 05:29 PM
Never look a gift cow in the face.....


mrs willow
06-04-2006, 06:05 PM
I just love this Connie! You have done a fantastic job with the painting and with the character of the cow. She reminds me of the "house cow" we had on the farm as a child. She loved washing day!We had to watch that she didn't eat the sheets off the line...she would come running from way down the paddock, with that determined look in her eye, just to get to the whites!!:clap: :clap:

06-04-2006, 06:42 PM
Don't you think it's the spitting image of me then?
Stupid mistake, I'm not as good in english as I hoped.:)
Thank you all for looking and commenting. It's much appreciated!:)

Your English is just fine and we are only having some good natured fun with you...never at you:wave:
Always enjoy your paintings.

06-04-2006, 07:29 PM
Love it! I love the way that you knew when enough was enough and went no further. Brilliant simplicity.

06-05-2006, 05:34 AM
Lovely work.....it really moooooooooves me...:lol: :thumbsup: :clap:

06-05-2006, 12:06 PM
This cow is wonderful.....I can almost feel its breath:D

Great job:clap:


06-05-2006, 02:39 PM
This is absolutely fantastic!!!!!!!!

06-05-2006, 02:46 PM
brilliant Connie!
Great perspective, use of colors, everything!!
Yep, me too, milked a cow, a few of 'em...even herded a bunch when I was about 9, somewhere in Kerry I believe.