Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Bull Calf


I sometimes wonder at how lucky I am to live in the back country of Sutter Creek, California.  It is very quiet here and you get a sense of what it must of been like before the settling of the area and the Gold Rush era.  There are cattle ranches dotting the hills and mountain sides here in the valley.  My up close neighbor's look pretty much like the calf above.  Black Angus stock thrive here.  Enjoying the neighbors made for, "A Painting Day".

"Bull Calf"-8x10-inches oil/canvas by Ruth Andre SOLD
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Commission A Painting

9 comments:

Theresa Paden said...

Great lighting and brush work on this adorable calf!

Caroline said...

I love his long eye lashes Ruth you have captured the bonny eyes that the young cattle have so well. We have Aberdeen Angus which are also black in colour maybe they are a similar breed.

hmuxo said...

Yes Ruth...you definitely are a lucky lady to be living in the back country of California!! I feel lucky that I can travel and enjoy your part of the country once a year!
Great painting!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I like the way you handled the blue/black of this "little" fellow. Sounds like a wonderful place to live. There's a small herd of black angus just a couple miles out of town. I stop to look at them as I run by..and the "teenagers" are curious and come up to the fence for a visit. The older folks keep on eating.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Sounds like you live in a wonderful place and it seems as though you don't take it for granted. I love the look on this young bull's face. Already trying to be a tough guy.

Karen Bruson said...

Love how you painted your edges.

Katie Wilson said...

Your animals are so captivating, but then I look beyond them and fall in love with your backgrounds for them. Beautiful work, Ruth.

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I know what you mean about living in the country. I used to hate it when I was younger. Now, I cherish it!

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