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Monday, September 2, 2013

Day 1 - Jersey Girl

One Down - 29 To Go!

Whew!!!!!!

Got that first painting done!
I have sweat bullets over this painting and I've signed it and it's done!!!

I have wanted to paint animals,
especially cows, sheep and goats,
maybe because we raise them,
but I think they are so pretty.

I have several artists I follow, because they paint beautiful cows.
Kathie Papasso is one of them.

Total envy every time I see one of her new paintings.

Anyway,
this challenge to me is to try new things knowing I may not get a sellable painting during the whole month.  Oh Well.  

This week is Anything Goes is my theme so here goes the cow.
I took the photo last during the Kentucky State Fair
and I think Jersey cows are so soft and beautiful.

I don't paint on Sunday,
so I tried to rationalize I'd paint it on Saturday, August 31,
and I still would be OK, because technically I would have painted the paintings in 30 days,
but maybe not exactly not 30 consecutive days.

I could not paint that cow Saturday.

I did two complete paintings and wiped both of them.

So I walked away and said,
I'll get after it on Monday morning.


So 6 a.m. I started.
And here she is,

I cannot believe how relieved I am to have this one done.

I have tried painting cows before with not great results,
And I am the first to admit, this is far from perfect,
but I am happy with it and I learned an awful lot this morning.

She's ready for her close up!

8 x 10 Acrylic on panel unframed  $95

OOPS!  You waited too long

SOLD

Click HERE to view all the paintings painted today


5 comments:

  1. She's wonderful! Cows are fun to do. I love how you handled the background also. I'm looking forward to the rest of your 30 in 30!

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  2. Thanks so much Cathy. There was some apparatus for feeding and watering back there, but I didn't want that. I went for stall walls. I'm having a great time looking for paintster paintings.

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  3. Great job, Sharon... congratulations on the sale! Woo hoo!!!

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  4. I thought this was a photo at first glance! What a sweet face! And let me add my "Woo Hoo" to you too!!

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  5. Thanks Linda and Terri for the WoooHooo's! It was a big day for me! Are we havin fun yet?

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I'm a nature artist and I love to paint old barns, rivers and lakes, trees and fence rows. I work almost daily trying to improve my art and all that entails. I try to learn all I can from others and from the earth itself by being aware of all God has created and its beauty. You can purchase paintings by contacting me at slgraves6@gmail.com. You can also purchase through my gallery website at www.riverrungallery.com . Thank you so much for stopping by.