Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Star Buck


This is a painting I finished awhile back.  It is of a Texas Longhorn steer.  Star Buck lives on a small cattle ranch here in the foothills.  Meeting Star Buck was a bit of a shock and surprise.  I was out taking photos on the ranch when I heard a terrible noise and then Star Buck appeared running at full speed.  Luckily I had the camera ready and got a few photos as he ran past me to the new shipment of Herfords that had just arrived.  I guess you can say he was most interested in the new neighbors.  It was a thrill to see this big guy but an even bigger thrill to see him run past me and not over me.  I do love Texas Longhorn Cattle and seeing Star Buck made for, "A Painting Day".


andre@ruthandre.com
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12 comments:

Theresa Paden said...

Great brushwork. I'm glad he ran around you instead of over you!

Carol Blackburn said...

He is a fine specimen....Ruth! So glad you are fleet of foot and was unharmed in the making of this painting.

carol morgan carmichael said...

Love Starbuck. Broken horn and all. Your love for animals shines through your paintings!

Susan said...

Sounds like a scary moment, Ruth - resulting in a beautiful painting!

Carol Nelson said...

What struck me about this painting is the almost photographic realism in which the bull is painted against a very soft, misty background.
Beautiful.

Carol DeMumbrum said...

Love Star Buck- great name also! Love the difference in the brushwork on Star Buck and the background.

martinealison said...

Mon dieu, elle a l'oeil vif, elle paraît jeune et vous l'avez parfaitement bien peint... Vous êtes une fée qui a troqué sa baguette pour un pinceau.
Bisous

hmuxo said...

Great job on Star Buck! I would have run faster than Star Buck had I seen him coming towards me. ! Beautiful shading and color. I love the background you did! Excellent.

LindaHunt said...

You did a great job on him and boy are you fortunate that he went right on past you! I miss the West when I view your paintings!

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

Wow! What a scare! Love the painting!!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Lovely work... and I'm very glad this big guy did not run you over!

NoviceArtist said...

Love Starbuck!!