|Cow with a Green Earring, oil on cradled board, 11x14|
based on photo by Susan Marks Dalton
My friend Susan posts great photos of their southern Virginia farm on FaceBook; I asked if I could use some for paintings--she agreed. Okay, so her trees weren't violet and there wasn't a dead one in the foreground, and the grass wasn't golden, and there were four cows--not just one (this is based on the photo). I liked this one who had delicately picked up her left front leg. How do those little legs support so much cow?
Lots of paint on this one--it may never dry, and I'm not quite finished.
I don't know the breed of cow--red angus?--I like her color; the same color as my hair when I was younger. AND my parents let my friend and me paint my bedroom lavender when we were about 10 years old. We used lots of paint and signed our names behind the headboard. Holy Cow--this is probably another self-portrait.