Monday, July 18, 2011

A Pastel Painting of a Heifer


"Hereford Crossing on Cumbres Pass/Colorado"
6" x 8"
pastel on Art Spectrum ground matboard

I have an abundance of personal photos that I use to paint from. This one has been in my que for a long time...it's one of those, "Well here's a challenge! Let's see how this one goes?"  Cumbres Pass is so much closer to the sun...over 10K feet.  I was following and photographing the narrow gauge railroad train as it went up the pass..came around the corner in my car to a screeching halt and came upon this cattle crossing.

And this one worked. 
I love the yellow sunlight on the edge of this heifer's back. 

Watching and photographing animals is one of my favorite pastimes..as I move through life, I always stop to watch animals, wild or domestic, two-legged or four-legged.