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The Samplers

"The Samplers" 9 x 12 inches, Oil on Panel

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This is day two of the Billsboro Plein Air Festival and day two of me painting cows.  I found the most beautiful herd of beef cows with their calves.  While painting them, I observed several momma cows nursing their adorable babies. Being set up to paint outdoors today I was able to watch many calves nurse.  When  baby wants to nurse, momma cow stays put.  Baby nurses from one side and then walks around momma to nurse from the other side.  This allows me time to draw the pose.  

I  did a pencil sketch of this pose and referred to it while creating this piece.  There was a creek that ran through the field and the mommas and babies would meander in and out of the water.  This painting features a momma sampling tall grass and her baby gobbling...maybe teething on the low growing greens..


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