Sunday, July 23, 2017

Stand By Me

Another adventure into the world of painting animals.  I love this cow's eyes. They say a lot to me because they look like my Robin's eyes (my beautiful golden retriever); soulful, compassionate, trusting, gentle and kind.

8x10 oil on gessobord
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Cows are amongst the most gentle of breathing creatures; none show more passionate tenderness to their young when deprived of them.  And in short, I am not ashamed to profess a deep love for these quiet creatures.
~ Thomas de Quincey

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

World In Motion

I painted this same scene a few years ago and this is a remake of it. It was fun to paint both times. 

8x10 oil on gessobord
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An intelligence knowing all the forces acting in nature at a given instant, as well as the momentary positions of all things in the universe, would be able to comprehend in one single formula the motions of the largest bodies as well as the lightest atoms in the world, provided that its intellect were sufficiently powerful to subject all data to analysis; to it nothing would be uncertain, the future as well as the past would be present to its eyes.  
~ Pierre-Simon Laplace