Blackie cow painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
Today I worked on dark to light values which I think worked well to accentuate the creases in the neck area. I am happy with the eyes because the eyes really show the spirit and life of the animal. In the photo I worked form on this black cow his eyes showed as black with areas of brown. Most cows I paint show as black only but being an artist I can add what I want to make the painting work better. Please don't ever let anyone tell you that painting a black cow is easy or black animal of any kind for that matter. Pet Portrait, cow painting oil on 7x5 canvas panel.
Ringo cow painting by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
As I continue my quest for a better painting I have been concentration on a few things. Not only paying close attention to the subtle value changes but also I added intentional perspective detail by
graduated color changes and the fence in the background and that one lone power line. I am painting slower these and paying particular attention to detail. Can I say once again that I love to paint cows. For some reason I am having trouble with photographing. I have tried several different methods but still I continue to get glare.
Don't Just Stand There by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I continue with these cow paintings which you may see as just plain cows but I see as colors, values, both light and dark. Those which demand attention and those which support to make the important things more important. Each day I don't just paint but each day I strive to learn more. To become better because that is what is important to me. I can't just be happy to paint but I desire to paint well.
My journey continues. Thanks for joining me on it.
Yet another cow. I have really been practicing values again. I am working on getting better at painting. I am trying to learn new things as well as applying the basic building blocks. Sorry about the camera glare. I love painting cows....any shape, form, color, big ones,little ones it doesn't matter they are all wonderful. Thanks for looking.
Things Are Looking Up by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
I must say that I love this little painting. Actually painted from a picture of my daughters kitten.
Which brings me to a funny story. My daughters kitten went missing after her husband accidentally let it out. She looked for several weeks and could never find it. A few weeks later her children were playing with the neighbors little girl who was about 4 years old. We liked your little kitty she said. You did my daughter ask. Yes replied the little girl in fact my granny liked it so much that she took it home with her to live. Happy Valentines Day may your life be filled with someone who really loves you.
More In Than Out by Alabama Artist Angela Sullivan
The handmade pottery bowl was a gift to me as a housewarming gift when I bought my
very first house. By some miracle I still have it. I used to make pottery myself. There is nothing like it. The feel of that wet cool clay between your hands as it takes on the shape that you mold it. Like I said there is just nothing like it. SOLD