Storm brewing – restless cows


Pasture at Dry Drayton 8"x12" - oil

Pasture at Dry Drayton 8"x12" - oil

The cattle were very restless and kept moving about a lot, so I just put a few into the picture where I thought it looked about right. Without the animals this picture would be empty. Cows reminds me of a story I heard about a commission John Constable had to paint a stately home. He put in a group of cows into the foreground (possibly because they were there..) but had to replace them later with deer because his client did not consider cows to be appropriate in front of his big house. The cows only showed up beneath the deer by using x-rays.

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~ by noelgarner on July 19, 2009.

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