The Calf

The Calf
Cow Series 2014
24 x 24 
Acrylic on Wood 

While working on this painting I saw my sister post that my Dad's dearly loved mama cow was in labor distress. Both the mom and her calf were lost after great trauma and effort to save them. I could not sleep and had to give this guy life. He went from a drawing to completion by sunrise. With each stroke of my brush I lifted prayers for my Dad, Mom, sister and her children who were assisting at the farm. Some paintings are discipline,
but once in a while there is one that is the emptying of oneself.


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