This is based on a photo of a cow I took at a local cattle field. I've painted her before in a different composition. She has very long white eye lush and fur by the ears. I was drawn to the light and shadow on her face, as well as the organic shapes. I enhanced the texture with a fine brush and small palette knife.
This piece is included in the 6" Square Exhibition and Sale at Randy Higbee Gallery for the holiday season. It opens on December 5. Click here to view my all work in this show.