Summer continues. I am excited to announce that four of my contemporary cow paintings have been juried into the Pearce Museum’s “A New Look At The West” show to held at the Pearce Museum in Corsicana, Texas from September 6 till October 18, 2013. I’m very honored to be included among the artists chosen, and hope you all can see the show. And if you don’t like the show, Corsicana IS where that big fruitcake store is.
My old cow Rose celebrated turning 26 years old on July 10th…. a real milestone reached, due to the special care she receives. She’s featured on the homepage of this website. Rose is my “Monet’s water lillies”; that is, she’s a subject I’ve enjoyed painting several times, as Monet did with his water lillies. Claude Monet painted the water lillies in his pond at Giverny more than two hundred and thirty times. I haven’t painted Rose quite that many times, but the popularity of her paintings has ensured a steady stream of hay and feed for her.
I think for a painting to express the soul of an artist, you have to paint what you love…. and indeed I love this cow. She’s so old now, so slow, needs special hand-feeding. It will be so hard to say good-bye.
To that end, to hear something truly beautiful, do listen to (via the internet?) Paul Potts’ version of the song “Time To Say Goodbye“. Just sit and close your eyes and listen.
Till next time,