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10-26-2010, 10:36 PM
hello all!!
This is Cow #27 of my "Herd of Cows" series
5x7" on Hardboard




Update 1:

Update 2:

FINAL PAINTING ON next post............

10-26-2010, 10:38 PM
Final Painting!


10-27-2010, 12:53 AM
precious !!! ... you couldn't have pulled it off better !! ... :thumbsup: .... well ... maybe just shorten the straw pointing into the little gaffer's eye a titch? ... :angel:

10-27-2010, 01:08 AM
I can almost reach out and touch him!

10-27-2010, 02:09 AM
Thanks Violet, maybe I will adjust that one piece of hay by his eye!
Thanks Gayle! :)

10-27-2010, 05:44 AM
Terrific work and series.

10-27-2010, 07:43 AM
Fantastic Kathie, looks just like the photo how long did it take you to paint that straw, which certainly looks realistic? :clap: :thumbsup: :wave:

10-27-2010, 08:49 AM
Adorable. You have done an amazing job on this little sweety.

10-27-2010, 10:22 AM
Fabulous!!!! Nestled in the straw, hay and what a job you did on that, the little one is precious and what can I say...sooooooo well done.


10-27-2010, 11:59 AM
Superb brush and detail work.

10-27-2010, 05:13 PM
always love seeing your wip!super result as always!!!

Charlie's Mum
10-27-2010, 05:37 PM
You must be doing these in your sleep Kathie!

Love this little creature - and you're observation is getting better and better - good work!

10-27-2010, 08:10 PM
THANK YOU Arlene, Shrl, Elinor, Elaine, Eric,Clem and Maureen!
Its such a great feeling having everyone enjoy these so much!

It means a lot coming from such a great bunch of folks and talented artists!
I'm glad you enjoy the WIP, I often wondered if folks enjoy it, is it helpful or bothersome in the thread. I'm glad its enjoyed!

Shrl, the straw didn't take much time at all, It was just a lot of long strokes of lighter and lighter colors,every which way, I didn't really follow the photo much, just as a guidline, only to add afew little tips on some of the hay strands to make it look a little more realistic. I started out tryng to use the palette knife but didn't give me the right look.
I think the total painting only took me like 10 hrs over two days!

Maureen, I do think about them when I'm not painting, thinking of what I'm going to do next and how to get the effect, though I do sleep well, just not enough hours as I get painting late at night and dont want to stop!I
I appreciate everyones comments, very much!
:heart: :smug:

10-28-2010, 10:00 PM
The varnish is barely dry and someone bought it already!!!
YEAH!! will mail it beginning of the week!
Same lady I did a commission of another little calf "Where's Mama' last Oct!
So I"m VERY HAPPY!!!:clap: :D

10-28-2010, 11:45 PM
Wow - you sure aren't afraid of a challenge Kathie! You rose to it admirably - beautiful job on the various textures; fur, nose & hay, and just enough detail in the hay to keep the focus on the calf, which is adorable, by the way.

10-29-2010, 02:59 AM
Awww thank you so very much Coralie! I realy appreciate it!
you made my day!

10-29-2010, 03:57 AM
He is such a gorgeous little puddle of cute! I have a couple favorite calf shots I reckon I will have to do, you've inspired me! :)

10-29-2010, 06:49 AM
Beautiful! I like the details of its fur.

10-29-2010, 11:07 AM
THANK YOU WYSIWYG and FlyingPhoenix!

Candra H
10-30-2010, 03:03 PM
A lovely painting, and beautifully executed. Loved seeing your process and the developing image.

For what it's worth, I prefer your version to the original. There's a softness of expression in your painting that isnt there in the original calf and I think that makes the painting that much more special.

Great work.

10-30-2010, 03:18 PM
Thank you very much Candra, it means alot to me. I'm glad you enjoyed this little one! :)

10-31-2010, 07:31 PM
Kathie, another great job, I really like this...he is so cute!!...and yes, we def appreciate seeing your WIPs! :)

10-31-2010, 07:40 PM
Thank you so so very much Deb! Then I will keep on including my WIP's!:D
Glad you enjoyed this little guy.