Saturday, September 6, 2008

Maggie's Farm: Verse 2

The cow posed graciously for me....

The sheep were a different story, but they were awesome nonetheless...Thanks again to Colchester Farm, (not really Maggie's Farm!) they put up with me dragging my easel back and forth from one side of the pasture to the other...following the animals around(!) This farm is lovely and they had the most amazing collection of sunflowers. I wanted to paint them, however, it's not often that I have such a great collection of farm animals to paint. Some very large pumpkins too! I photographed a haystack they are building out in the front at a couple of different times of day. It would be nice to paint them...Monet painted his plein air, I will probably need to paint them in my studio, using my photos as a reference. It will be good to see how they turn out! Check out the farm's website: http://www.colchesterneighborhoodfarm.com/about.html


I thought I would include a picture of Simba...the hard-working farm cat. Must be that painting, when I brought it home, my cat's first order of business was to walk on it as well. I guess they approve of it. Oh yes, the cow is 24"x20", the sheep, 20"x20."

3 comments:

E. Floyd said...

Did Simba smear your painting any? I know I have to be careful with wet paintings around my cat, she gets interested and what to leave her scent on them when I am not looking. Smearing the painting and getting it on her fur as well...

I didn't say it before, I like both of the paintings, especially the blue in the sheeps coat.

Paula Villanova said...

Hi Liz, I'm happy to report that Simba did not smear anything because being acrylics, they dry so quickly. If I were painting in oil, I would not want to put the animals at risk let alone the painting and I would be more careful. I figure this goes with the territory with cats, and I get a kick out of it. Thanks for your comments and for stopping by my blog!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Paula, Simba looks So like my Wendell. I think I remember you mentioning that in a post one time.
Let's paint together soon. Keep the Faith, sistah.