Friday, March 5, 2010

Texas Midhorn

12" x 16" oil on stretched canvas
$395.00 + $10. s/h
please contact me if interested

You can't go to Texas without seeing a lot of cattle.  I'm not sure what this kind was, it's not quite a Longhorn;  so, I gave it it's own name.  It seems like the cattle and cows that I see around here stand by the side of the road when you approach.  But, in Texas, every time we pulled over by the side of the road, the herds turned to look, then ran away.  Must be the old Texas/Colorado rivalry.  The didn't want to see me coming!

6 comments:

Deborah Elmquist said...

Great piece. This shows how versatile you are.

Dana Cooper said...

He's fabulous Pam...love the shadow of the horn coming across his face.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Pam, I love the highlight and shadow across his face, very dramatic. Beautiful painting!

Cathyann said...

Very nice portrait..the shadow adds dimension. I found this at another site..having trouble again with the reader. Hope all is well.

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Deborah. I love landscapes, but there's so much more out there!

Dana, Thank you. It's true that there are more shadows when you get out early!

Thanks Nancy, Sometimes the perfect lights and darks are right there!

Cathyann, How great to think of these guys as portraits!

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh, Pam. You made me giggle at your naming of this steer. Thank you so much for visiting me. I hadn't tried the process on canvas. I always seem to wreck painting attempts and one as detailed as that one would surely be a mess. Anyway, love this painting of the steer. He has such a wonderful look of gentleness to him. Your landscapes are gorgeous!