Wednesday, December 23, 2015

"Best Friends"


A young lady i used to work with asked me to paint these two,
for one of her relatives for Christmas. 
I had a difficult time with it at first as is often the case with commissions. 
But yesterday it started to take on the life i always look for. 
The results are very pleasing to me. 

I was going to call it "Best Friends Forever" but as you know 
the likelihood of these cuties being around still are slim. 
This is why i like to paint cows. 
They give us so much and are only here for a short while. 
I can honour them in a painting and love doing so. 
Acrylic on canvas, 22 X 28. 

17 comments:

  1. Hi there Ross!... Your exquisite composition enjoins the two creatures and your choice of almost complementary colors heightens that physical and visual connection.

    Few of us seldom look beyond the packaging... or what's on our plates. That we should leave such an impact as to warrant being mentioned as you have and to be painted with such feeling.

    Bravo!

    Merry Christmas... from our home and family... to yours!

    Good painting!
    Warmest regards,
    Bruce

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    1. Thanks Bruce. Always a pleasure to see you here. Hope your New Years is wonderful.

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  2. Ross, this is a lovely painting that your client will adore.
    Have a very Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Christiane. I appreciate always your comments. :)
      The client did like the painting which made me happy. Hope your New Year is special.

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  3. Very beautiful painting with so nice and happy colours !!!
    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2016 !!!

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    1. Thanks Art-Traveller for your lovely comment. I do like colour and was most pleased with this one overall. Happy is good! :)

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  4. Ross, just stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Stay healthy .
    Barbra Joan

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    1. Thanks so much Barbra. I hope your New Year is bright and glittery with lots of new paintings. Blessings, always.

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  5. Adorable cows! You capture the soul of them xx

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  8. Adorable! The painting reminds me of a photo I took of twin calves kissing each other... actually one is licking the other after being bottle fed, but it looks like they are kissing!

    I certain the lady was very happy with her painted calves!

    Sorry, I kept catching spelling errors, so I deleted my previous comments. Good grief!

    Best wishes to you in the new year. I hope it is filled with lots of love, great health, happiness and of course, a lot of art!

    Renee

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    1. Hi Renee. Thank you for your visit and comments! The young lady did appreciate the painting. It is always a bit nerve wracking when presenting a commission. Hope you have a Happy New Year.

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  9. They are just wonderful Ross! It's wonderful when right before our eyes a painting becomes itself and pleases us! And what a nice gesture for the cows.

    Thank you for your very kind comment on Jackson and you comforting words. The journey continues! Take good care and Happy New Year!

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