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Chia
10-24-2010, 04:49 PM
I needed to do a black & white themed painting for a show and got to thinking about home & heritage and what that means to me. I was thinking of friends and family across the globe and wishing the world was a little smaller, when somehow, these cows wandered across my canvas.

36x12 on gallery wrapped canvas.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/24-Oct-2010/137335-cows_come_home_sml.jpg

*Violet*
10-24-2010, 04:53 PM
cool indeed !! ... :thumbsup:

noodle1
10-24-2010, 05:10 PM
Oh yes agree very cool! "Worldly" indeed how very, very clever you are and how very well it works, you rock!! Did you change your wording..haha not what I think I read there now. Still got it first time round tho..haha

Elaine

OkeeKat
10-24-2010, 05:14 PM
OHHH I LOVE IT Coralie!!:clap: :clap: :clap:
Excellent work!!:thumbsup:

Chia
10-24-2010, 05:16 PM
Thanks Violet!
Yes Elaine, you caught me - I did change my text (didn't want to make it too obvious!) Thanks for the nice comments!

Chia
10-24-2010, 05:17 PM
Thanks Kathie! Hope you don't mind that I borrowed from your subject matter!

idylbrush
10-24-2010, 06:10 PM
Aren't you the clever one with the continents hidden in there. Charming piece.

Margaret 59
10-24-2010, 07:03 PM
Coralie, how could you make those poor cows walk all the way from Taranaki?
At least they know where they're going with their maps!!:clap: :wave: Good luck with the show!

purplepansey
10-24-2010, 07:23 PM
Wonderful, clever, unusual , fantastic.
Thanks to Idylbrush I now see the continents.

Chia
10-24-2010, 09:22 PM
Thanks Howard - good eye!
Margaret, I think Taranaki can spare a few cows, besides, these girls have obviously "beefed up" for the journey. At least they seem undeterred by the snow (unlike myself!)
Thanks for the generous comments Purple!

MrsG_SoCal
10-24-2010, 10:00 PM
Another beaut Coralie!!

gaykir
10-24-2010, 10:22 PM
Love it. Miss North America leads the way! Very cleverly conceived!

eyepaint
10-24-2010, 11:08 PM
Oh yay this makes me happy.

Aren't you the clever one with the continents hidden in there. Charming piece.

I admit I had to scroll back up because I had not noticed this on first glance. I was admiring how each skull/face was unique :)

Chia
10-25-2010, 12:13 AM
Thanks MrsG - glad you like it!
Thanks Gayle! I think they've been taking turns, although Miss NA certainly looks a confident leader!
Thanks EP, that's exactly the response I was hoping for!

dances_with_oils
10-25-2010, 12:37 AM
Coralie, you simply must produce a book of your wonderful paintings. www.blurb.com

I just love all your work.

objectivistartist
10-25-2010, 03:05 AM
WELL done!! and humorously clever... :thumbsup:

arl
10-25-2010, 06:43 AM
Terrific work and composition.

ladypainter
10-25-2010, 08:48 AM
Love this painting. Nice simplicity to it.

Nayana
10-25-2010, 03:55 PM
they look very well fed, I like this piece, a different way to see cows in a field.

PainterDeb
10-25-2010, 08:14 PM
Very Cool, very Clever, and very Coralie!!! :D

vmrs
10-25-2010, 09:22 PM
:) Love it. You are just wonderfully clever!

Artchrispy
10-25-2010, 09:43 PM
This is great! How clever!

Chia
10-26-2010, 01:11 AM
Bell, thanks so much for the great comment & the link ....hmm... interesting!
Robert, Arl, & Elinor, thanks so much for the positive feedback!
Nayana, they are indeed very sturdy cows. As a kid I remember a long winding stream of cows walking towards the shed for milking - always impressed me how orderly they were.
Deb, thankyou, thankyou, thankyou!
vmrs & Chris, thankyou! I really appreciate the comments.

chammi kaiser
10-26-2010, 05:17 AM
Coralie. I love it. These three have such a smug attitude . Really enjoyed this with a big smile on my face.

Charlie's Mum
10-26-2010, 01:43 PM
Clever lady! I always like your work - but this is unique!

Like Chammi, I'm smiling - grinning even - while looking at this! :D

IanArt
10-26-2010, 07:01 PM
Love it. Very cool.

Ian

GaryNorthants
10-26-2010, 09:19 PM
I like it, nice one
Best wishes
Gary

objectivistartist
10-27-2010, 12:16 AM
Personally, think "Worldly Cows" be a better title... :D

clementine
10-27-2010, 05:05 PM
the subject suits so well the format!delightful work!!
'clem'

Chia
10-29-2010, 12:52 AM
Chammi & Maureen, thanks so much. So glad this induced a smile!
Gary & Ian, I really appreciate your kudos, thank you!
Robert, I actually had thought of that title, but didn't want to be too obvious. I kind of hoped that the placement of the continents would be a secondary surprise.
Thanks Clem! I've had this canvas for awhile & always thought I'd use it vertically - but the cows had other plans!

Charlie's Mum
10-29-2010, 03:23 PM
Love it when the subject dictates to the artist!!!:lol:

I also like the title - def. keep that! ;)