Thursday, October 21, 2010

Tres Amigas


Does this happen to you is the question?  Do you get really involved in one thing and kind of go hog wild or in my case Texas Longhorn Cattle wild?  I do not know what came over me but after seeing Texas Longhorn Cattle up close at the local Texas Longhorn Cattle show here in Plymouth, California, I kind of got crazy for them.  I would go out to auctions and would meet up with breeders to take photos of their cows. I wanted to paint them. They are one of the icons of the American West.  Once  you start reading about these cows you see how they were stellar candidates for living in the remote plains.  They were and are easy keepers and could be herded for long distances to market with very little feed.  They are pretty docile now for the most part but in the early wild years they were not to be tangled with for some were very wild and pretty mean when approached, even by a man on horseback.  You have to give them credit, they were tough.  I love painting these colorful and sturdy cows.  Seeing my first Texas Longhorn Cattle made for, "A Painting Day".

"Tres Amigas"-24x30-inches, oil/canvas by Ruth Andre
www.ruthandre.com
andre@ruthandre.com

6 comments:

Kim Blair said...

Just looking at those horns makes me shiver... I would definitely give them a wide birth if I was walking in their field!
Their hide/fur reminds me of a buffalo.
Rugged beauty... nice work Ruth
Kim

Ruth Andre said...

Hi Kim, Thanks for the comment. The Texas Longhorn Cattle that I have been around are pretty docile and easy to handle. They are truly beautiful.

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~Ron

Ruth Andre said...

Ron, I went to your blog and am now a Follower. Great site and you have at least a zillion Followers. I plan to visit again soon.

hmuxo said...

Nice job Ruth. I would've been so confused painting the horns..the Texas Longhorn cattle are beautiful animals and you aced painting them.

Theresa Paden said...

The longhorns are truly remarkable animals. Great job painting them!