Tag: cows

  • Cows on Zuercher Rd: #4

    Cows on Zuercher Rd: #4

    I painted this one ala prima (which means I didn’t sketch it, and I painted it in one sitting.) I did this because I felt my last attempts were constrained by the sketch, and disjointed by letting the layers sit too long before coming back to it. I think doing it this way opened me…

  • Cows on Zuercher Rd: #3

    Cows on Zuercher Rd: #3

    Well, time to try it for real. First, I sketched it. I’ve written so much here and here and here about this painting that I’m ok just going for it this time. I’m not going to over think it. I’m not going to stop and photograph every brush stroke. I’m going to try to put…

  • Cows on Zuercher Rd: How I Drew a Cow

    Cows on Zuercher Rd: How I Drew a Cow

    I realized looking at the last painting that I put all my time into painting the landscape and just hoped the cow would come out. Needless to say, that doesn’t work. The cow is the focal point! I was leaving the cow as an afterthought because I was intimidated by it. I don’t know anything…

  • Cows on Zuercher Rd: #2

    Cows on Zuercher Rd: #2

    PLEASE NOTE: I am dead certain that the following post will thoroughly exhaust anyone who might try to read it. So, please, skim/skip through any and all of this. Honestly, I’m just trying to explain this stuff to myself so I can paint a pretty picture. Seriously… I decided that my last attempt at this…

  • Cows on Zuercher Rd: #1

    Cows on Zuercher Rd: #1

    A while back I went to my friend Branden’s house and painted in his back yard. I’d like to do it again sometime. When I left his house, I saw some cows in a field, so I called my Wife and asked if she would mind if I stayed out a little longer. Graciously, she…