Saturday, February 16, 2013

Safe Harbor-Calf and Cow

Close up

Oil on 7x5 canvas panel.

 This is my contribution to this week's WDE at Wet Canvas. Christine was the gracious hostess.

I liked the attitude of the little one feeling safety behind Mama!
I first toned the panel with red acrylic. Then I pushed the color and applied the paint thickly in select places. This is all painting knife.

C&C welcome. Thanks for looking!        

Available ... If interested, contact me at kkayangel2(at)

My Etsy

Deuteronomy 31:6     Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you."


  1. Good morning Dean. This is a beautiful painting of Mamma and the Calf, both the brush work and color. What size is it?

  2. Love that the ears are laying down.

    1. Hi Sherry...It gives the calf a very cautious look doesn't it? That appealed to me.

  3. Wonderful work, Dean! Color and light!! The little one is adorable next to his Mama!! Beautiful expression.

    1. Thank you, Hilda! I enjoyed your portrait of the little girl...wonderfully done!

  4. Good afternoon Dean!... A wonderful composition... using those horns... draws the viewer's eyes right up to the richly coloured face and head. The ears of the calf drive the eyes right back to the mother. A wonderfully rivoting compositional device.

    A gem Sir! A lot said... in such a small space!

    Good Painting!
    Warmest regards,

  5. How lovely and cute is this little face looking at me. Congratulations on this gem of a painting.


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