Farm Animal Paintings by Elin Pendleton, AAEA, WAOW, NAPA
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Updated 6/23/10

Farm Animals

A purple cow doesn't look purple when it is painted in moonlight!
I did this 12 x 16 inch oil painting as a demonstration piece for moonlight during the Color Boot Camp workshop in Sebastopol. Original oil, available through Bob Ferguson Fine Art in Escondido. Email the gallery.

You can see that I kept the grays intact for this one, and held to the complimentary color scheme of purple and yellow green and the mid range of values. The highest value contrast comes in the vicinity of the cows, so that holds your eyes, and there is an implied line created by the direction of the cows (the way they are facing) that brings the viewer into the scene, and allows one to "visit" with the rest of the composition.
This original painting is available for $295 as an 11 x 14 original from me.
"Cream of the Calves" Home safe, and purely tired! I share this exercise I painted during the acrylic workshop of one of the calves on the farm, shifting the light to more of a moonlight painting--HOWEVER, I didn't quite get it, because the values are too light for a "real" moonnlight painting--so this one shifts over to a lightly overcast day instead. Hey, artistic license, we can do that! I does show the layering of acrylics, however, and is a nice 9 x 12 size. It's actually in a shipping box that is on its way here, arriving sometime later this week.

Stolen along with my boxes shipped from Georgia in May, 2010.

"Life in the Field" Tonight's painting is an extension of yesterday's, in that I have returned to the same scene, and added a cow to a new canvas. The cow seems to know changes are coming, ignoring the viewer and staring off into space. Changed the time of day, too, toward noon, and more of the summer light of California.  
 We're having some wildfires in the region, which makes for some spectacular sunsets with the orange cloud cover creating red-orange scenes. Might make a good subject for tomorrow.
This is a 12 x 16 inch canvas, and incorporates the "mama, papa, baby" design theory as put forth by watercolorist and teacher, the late Edgar Whitney. The low values of the shadow and the black on the cow are the baby. It's a good way to easily divide a canvas for pleasing design, and you can find out more about this from his book "Watercolor the Edgar Whitney Way" (I think... because my books are over at the new studio. This painting is entered in the Animals in Art show at the Louisiana Veterinary College.
"Moo-sying Along" Many years ago Elin had this Guersey and Brahma cross heifer.  Since it had four legs, Elin broke it to ride.  Only problem was, "steering" was non-existent!  Original oil on canvas, 8 x 10 inches unframed. Buy with your credit card US $ 400 Purchase from the artist

Dairy Goats

More coming soon....

Other Goats

"King of the Little Hill" Petting zoos. What can I say? They might be filled with doting parents of tiny tykes running up and hugging the tolerant creatures, but I cannot pass one by without going in and saying "hi" to the residents therein. This guy was about 14 inches tall, but met me at eye level (I think to escape the short people) and so I took his picture. I love goats. Today I spent a few hours in the goat pens cleaning house and setting up a new feeder. Got my exercise, and also a focus for a good Thursday painting. I hope you enjoy him! Original oil, 9 x 12 inches, US $125