Friday, September 28, 2012


 Close ups

Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

This is my contribution to this week's WDE  at Wet Canvas. mlou was the hostess who supplied this great reference photo!
I decided to try the cow standing waaaaay back in the reference photo. There was a lack of detail after I had cropped it and greatly enlarged the image. So, much of the features were supplied by memory and other close up photos.


My Etsy

2 Peter 1:18   And this voice which came from heaven we heard, when we were with him in the holy mount.


  1. Il n'est pas très simple de peindre une tête de vache... Benjamin Rabier avait réussi avec son dessin de sa tête de vache pour "la vache qui rit"!

    J'aime beaucoup le regard de la vôtre et de votre touche. Un défi réussi.
    Gros bisous

  2. Cows always have such a gentle beauty to my eyes. You've captured that so perfectly, Dean. I love this one.

  3. Another favorite, Dean!!..Excellent the color and texture.

  4. He/she is a beauty, Dean! The first thing that struck me was the eyes - they look so intelligent. Your Hereford looks like he or she is in mid-discussion about some deep subject.

  5. Cows are lovely creatures and you show it with your painting Dean.

  6. Great cows Dean. I really likes the ways you followed the form with your texture.
    hem!...did I read on a comment somewhere you used the term "babes" for the bikini paintings? Surely you were jesting - a nice guy like you!

  7. Excellent...! I went and looked at the reference..I love how you decided to "zoom in" :)

  8. Hi there Dean!... Another gem which turns the "ordinary" into a full statement!

    You have captured that inquisitive... gentle... yet wary behaviour and stare which only a cow can offer!

    And on top... you have added my own morning "do"! HA HA!!!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  9. Martine said ...

    "It is not easy to paint a cow head ... Benjamin Rabier had succeeded with his drawing of the cow's head for "the laughing cow"!

    I love the look of yours and your key. A successful challenge.
    Thank you, Martine!

  10. Hi, Sherry...I feel the same way about a cow's eyes.
    Hmmmm....wonder if that's where the term "cow eyes" came from? :)

  11. Thank you, Hilda! I really like your recent pastel titled "Sierra".!

  12. Thank you, Kathryn! I love your great remark on this. :)

  13. Thanks, Steinunn...I Love painting these creatures!

  14. Julie...Thanks for your kind comment on the cow.
    You said..."did I read on a comment somewhere you used the term "babes" for the bikini paintings? Surely you were jesting - a nice guy like you!"

    Lol!! I used "Babes"in my comment 'cause the title of the piece was "Bikini Babes" by Dana! That's my story and I'm stickin' to it! So see??...I'm still a nice guy...If you don't believe that, just ask me! :)

  15. Thanks, Celeste....That was an extreme zoom, wasn't it?

  16. Hi, Bruce...I love your beautiful way with words, my friend! Your descriptive cow characteristics were right on!
    I'm laughing about the morning "do"! :)

  17. That's some hairdo...must say much better than mind. You do have a way of putting a personality into these, God's creatures. I have been so bad about keeping up with my fellow bloggers, but now I'm going to try to be better.


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