Calf

We kids grew up alongside the cattle. It was normal for us to see them in the field as we played throughout our childhood. Today, a few cows are seen here and there where we grew up, but most of the cattle and dairy farms of our youth are long gone. Painting this little guy sure took me back there though. I can almost smell the hay on a hot summer day. And if you are walking through the pasture, ye best be mindful of those cow patties.

Inspiration photo courtesy of Pixabay and photographer Celi LeGall

Painted on Arches Cold Pressed 9 x 12 inch 300 lb Watercolor pad using the following watercolors:

Indigo, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Lamp Black, Ultramarine Blue, Yellow Ochre, Lemon Yellow and Alizarin Crimson.

From pencil to finished painting:

Hats off to all the farmers out there,

Cheers

Helen

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