Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Portrait of a Blue-Ribbon Cow

"Oakmere Madmax Shasta" is my model for a watercolor sketch.  

To make my job simpler, I paint her without her rope halter. She's tied up to her stall with enough slack to move around.

As you can see in the video, she is in constant motion compared to a person posing in an art studio. But after watching her for a while, I notice that she returns to a base pose every few minutes. 

There are a lot of animals to sketch at the Dutchess County Fair, which is taking place through Sunday August 26, 2018 in Rhinebeck, New York. (Link to video on Facebook)

Check out my video tutorial: "Painting Animals in the Wild


A Colonel of Truth said...

Camera trolley - Brilliant! 😎

Jeff Hebert said...

Love this Mr. Gurney! You show great patience. I'd be frustrated by the cow within a few minutes.

william said...

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