Monday, August 3, 2009

No Daily Painting, But Cows

I spent the greater part of the day dropping off 2 paintings (a small Clamscape and my Lobsta!) at the Duxbury Art Association Mid Summer Show. They also feature at this time a 'clean-out' studio sale - so 20 of my Daily Paintings will be there at a GREATLY reduced price ;).

When Paco and I got to the studio I only had time to work on this painting of the cows down the road that I started ONE YEAR ago, on location. Yes. On location. I simply stood with a bull horn and asked all the cows to please FREEZE for 2 hours. "No problem." they said. At least that's what I think they said. You could ask Paula Villanova, as she and Jody Regan were with me that day. I really got most of it done there, seriously. I was quick-sketching those bovines as they waded. I put my mind on autopilot and just entered the zone. Nice hostess.. I am... I hardly was gracious or chatty that afternoon. We had a swell time anyway. Just tidying up a bit and fixing one cow's frightening eye today... for the Sakonnet Arts Network Farm show in the Tiverton Town Hall this month. LOTS going on these days! ETA: This is a 20x20 painting in oil. Pin It

21 comments:

  1. This painting rocks in every way. Slammin' composition that leads the eye and great color. I love it!

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  2. Pretty impressive painting! I can't believe those cows listened to you...lol! You were in the zone girl!

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  3. Yuh, Manon! I didn't ACTUALLY get them to stand still!

    And this one is 20x20!

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  4. This is soooo nice. The water, reflections, it's all so compelling.

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  5. As I recall, you also packed us a pretty amazing lunch!

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  6. I started to also add that I like the way this painting turned out...but I hit "enter" a little too quickly!

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  7. It's a great painting, Kelley. Lots of action and a great composition.
    This is a belated thanks, too, for the kind comments you left on a previous post about my mom. Many thanks to you.
    Liz

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  8. I love this! Great job. Going on vacation and was thinking about taking some paints for outdoor fun ...maybe I will! You have inspired me.

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  9. Love this painting, Kelley! It's even more incredible to know that you did it from life. There are so many figures and they are all so good! I can see the paint flying now! :)

    Hope you do well at your show!

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  10. Great painting! I really do love cows and you have captured them so well.

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  11. Gorgeous! I always love your still life paintings but it's a treat to be able to see some of your landscape works, too.

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  12. Oh, thanks, Mary! Manon.. and Maura! The water was what scared me, not the cows! Paula I was trying to remember if and what we ate... I'll take your word for it! Rebecca I WOULD take something on vacation - even if it's watercolor pencils & a good sketchbook!

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  13. Really awesome, cannot believe you did it from life! and 20x20 !!!
    VERY IMPRESSIVE!!

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  14. This is a wonderful painting. It catches you eye right away.

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  15. Thank you for stopping by. Love when you visit. My name is Myra.

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  16. I love these cows! They are so much fun to paint. And, you really got the simplicity of their shapes!

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  17. I like your soft strokes on this one. I think it rocks too!

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  18. Love those cows!! How nice they stood still for 2 hours...lol

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  19. Kelley, this painting is so great!!!

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  20. I have to join the heard of fans on this one... this is a great painting. Don't you love it when the brain goes on auto pilot and then you land and look at this work in front of you and think, hey, it's a nice painting! :-) My son loves cows so much he voted against my work in favor of a cow portrait at an exhibition. It was a great cow portrait.

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