Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Texas Steer

12" x 16" oil on stretched canvas
$395.00 + $10. s/h
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I like the challenge of painting whites and grays (that's what the colors really are.)  This Texas day was filled with neutral color notes: the steer, the leafless shrubs in the background, the partly cloudy sky.

14 comments:

Debbi Smith Rourke said...

Amazing!!! My dad breeds cows - can't remember the name of his current kind. Used to breed polled herfords. Is this a long horn? You nailed the colors and the mood.

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Pam, this composition is fabulous! I love all the colors you got in the grays, too!

labrown said...

Wow! This is a really nice painting Pam. I have been keeping an eye on Teresa Elliot's work too and I am feeling the whole cow theme! Great work!

Pam Holnback said...

Thanks Debbi, Next time I'm in Texas I want to go see your dad! I honestly don't know if this is a longhorn. I saw lots of longhorns w/ really long horns, and this herd had only medium horns. Can longhorns have medium horns?

Kelley, Thanks. The grays are really fun; there are lots of colors.

Lee, After you posted about Teresa Elliot I looked up her website. She is amazing. Her cows are so realistic.

Karen Bruson said...

Wow, this is a beautiful painting. Love the light.
Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Hollis is a 2 1/2 hour drive plus a boat ride over to Martha's Vineyard.

Linda said...

Beautiful steer! I love all the colors you've used. Lovely painting!!

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Really wonderful, Pam, you hit the jackpot with this painting! Beautiful, lights, and shadows, the color palette is gorgeous!

Victor Errington said...

Brilliant painting Pam. So alive.
All the best.
Vic.

Dennis Dame said...

Hey! Great job on the colors! Looks super!

Karen said...

I love this!! Aside from the steer himself, it's got a really amazing sense of light/time of day.
I've been trying to find some cows around here to paint!

Pam Holnback said...

Karen, Thanks. The light was exactly how it should be that day! Sometimes all just goes well!

Thanks Linda, Are steer beautiful, or handsome?

Nancy, Thank you!

Thank you Vic & Dennis, So appreciate your comments.

Karen, Thank you, There have to be some relatives of Mrs. O'Leary's cow somewhere nearby!

Art with Liz said...

Terrific Pam - you've got the colour of this cow down perfectly.

AutumnLeaves said...

Ooh, love the fur on this guy!!

Dewberry Fine Art said...

Love the color and paint application. Composed beautifully.
Thanks for visiting my blog and giving me an opportunity to see your beautiful work.