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OkeeKat
10-31-2010, 03:27 PM
Hi!
finished Cow#18 of my "Herd of Cows" series
Reference from a friend on deviantArt.
Hope you all enjoy these cuties!
black is so darn hard to photograph,
right one not as light asit is in the photo
5x7" Acrylic on Hardboard

Reference:
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Sketch:
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Underpainting:
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Update 1:
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Update 2:
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FINAL Painting Next post....

OkeeKat
10-31-2010, 03:34 PM
Final Painting:
Enjoy!!
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laf.art
10-31-2010, 03:50 PM
Your cows never cease to make me smile, and this one is no exception.What a terrific series:clap:

OkeeKat
10-31-2010, 03:56 PM
Thanks so much Lyn! I realy appreciate it!:D

MrsG_SoCal
10-31-2010, 05:12 PM
I've always got to check your cows. LOVE them all!

OkeeKat
10-31-2010, 07:37 PM
THanks so much MrsG.!!:)

steph G
10-31-2010, 07:40 PM
Oh this is just so cute!!!! Really nicely painted :-D

OkeeKat
10-31-2010, 07:50 PM
Thank you very much Steph!
This one sold today within minutes after posting it on my facebook page!!
YEAHH!! I"m very happy!!:clap:

*Violet*
10-31-2010, 08:07 PM
ditto to all comments above and congrats on the sale !!!

OkeeKat
10-31-2010, 08:24 PM
THANK YOU very much Violet! :)

arl
11-01-2010, 06:22 AM
Really cute, well painted and great composition.

purplepansey
11-01-2010, 07:36 AM
Kathie love this one it is adorable are they kissin cousins?

OkeeKat
11-01-2010, 08:39 AM
Arlene, Thanks so much!!
Shrl, THANKS! hehe ya never know!! :)

ladypainter
11-01-2010, 09:47 AM
Another fantastic addition to your series. Beautiful work.

Your not only great with painting but also a very good photographer.

nspire2day
11-01-2010, 09:50 AM
Love this! Reminds me of my home state Wisconsin :-) so cute!

Flattwo
11-01-2010, 09:55 AM
This is brilliant, great skill, better that the photo!

Henry

chammi kaiser
11-01-2010, 05:28 PM
Oh Kathie. I have schmooozed with a cow in the past and ended up practically having the skin removed from my cheek!!! Oh this is so delightful. I am totally enamoured by your series and just love this one.

Canadanny
11-01-2010, 05:51 PM
you have a special way with the fur which really "mooves me"
great subject

Dcam
11-01-2010, 07:06 PM
Kathie: Is this rated "R" ???
This is so cute and done in only the way you can handle these lovely ladies. Question: How many do you have of this fantastic series?
Derek:thumbsup:

OkeeKat
11-01-2010, 11:43 PM
Elinor,THANKS sooo much, I think I took about 50 photos before I got one that was clear enough and not hazy, black is so hard to photograph, I took about 10 photos check them on computer and deleted them and redid them again and again.. HEHE and of course every speck of dust shows up on the black as a big white spot! Glad I finaly got one good photo!
nspire, THANK YOU!! Glad it brings back happy memories!
Henry, Thank you very much! you make me blush!
Chammi, ohhh thank you very much! I am so happy you enjoy the series, It really makes my day to know so many enjoy them as much as I do painting them!!
Canadanny, Thank you for stopping by and commenting. hehe I like that they Moooove you!! HEHE.. I appreciate it very much!
Hey Derek! Nahh its PG!! its just a love peck! HEHE.. I appreciate your generous comments too.. This one is #28 so far since I stared this series in July, but I did about 7 others in the past 2 yrs....Ohhh I think I have more photos left then I have painted already.. quite a stack of them I've collected so far and a bunch I haven't printed yet. that I have permission to paint! soooo watch out. my herd is growing in leaps and bounds LOL.

THANK YOU ALL!!:D :heart:

WYSIWYG
11-02-2010, 02:43 AM
Aw, little darlings! And yes black is a difficult one, especially when you've got nice white faces on them too. My cameras eye struggles where to go unless I'm lucky enough to borrow a proper set up with a greycard from photographer friends!

motherundercover
11-02-2010, 08:46 AM
Every time I see your beautiful cows I cannot but smile. My parents try to "parent" about 80 cows with calves and some of the stories they tell and the mischief those buggers cause I think they found us five kids easier to bring up. They managed to escape into the laneway the other day. Took dad a few hours to round them up and then he no sooner had them in the paddock than he turns round to find them at the gate pushing the chain with their tongues and slipping the gate.

noodle1
11-02-2010, 11:29 AM
Excellent, love the detail and texture feel of the cows, think this one is my favorite.

Elaine

OkeeKat
11-03-2010, 01:41 AM
THank you WYSIWYG!
Mother, Thanks so much, Ohh I'd love to have been there to see that sight!! :lol: Thanks, glad you are enjoying my Cows too!
THanks so much Elaine :smug:
I appreciate everyones comments very much!:D :heart:

rmc
11-04-2010, 04:51 PM
Hi Kathie - I do so love your cows - they are fabulous ! you capture so much personality!

ddel
11-04-2010, 05:25 PM
Wonderful painting! Thanks for showing the progression from start to final image. Doug

Charlie's Mum
11-04-2010, 06:27 PM
I was so pleased to see this sold Kathie - delightful painting!:D

OkeeKat
11-04-2010, 07:57 PM
Ruth, Thank you, I'm glad you are enjoying my series, it is amazing how many neat expressions cows do have isn't it!!
Doug, Thank you, I'm happy you liked seeing my WIP too!
Maureen, Thank you, I'm also very happy that it sold!
Thank you everyone!:smug: