Friday, March 18, 2011
It was challenging painting the steer, it is a lot different from the horse and of course entirely different from people. The challenging part was to know if I could actually captured the steer. Not being a farm girl, and not being around farm animals, that is where the challenge lies. When I showed the painting to Jessica's husband Ben I needed him to give me a critique, after all he is a farmer and this was his steer. He was very helpful and seemed to genuinely like the painting. I then showed it to my good friend Shannon, who also is a farmer and she gave me the thumbs up. So, with two people who know their cattle giving me good reviews, I now feel confident that I captured "The Steer".
15" x 30"
Original photo reference by Jessica Elenbaas - Lynden, WA, USA
People's Choice Winner - 1st Place - St. Albert Painters' Guild Spring 2011 Show and Sale