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Friday, October 22, 2010

Name My Bovine (CONTEST), Ends November 14, 2010

Nameless
9x12 Oil on Canvas
by
Cheri Wollenberg

This truly is a contest!!!  I need a name for this painting.  First, you must hear the story of this cow.  Actually he is a bull.  He has been painted a few times because he has a charming look about him, but looks are deceiving!  He kind of looks innocent in this painting, doesn't he? This is probably the interpretation of my brush.  Is he (she) saying something?  Is there an underlying attitude?  He is a troublemaker!  He is wild, unruly, rebellious, undisciplined, and stubborn.  He has leaped the fence more than a half-dozen times, and he is not happy with his home!  He is one of my sons adopted "exotics" as he likes to call them.  I thought about calling her "Flower" and my husband thought about calling him "Leaper".  Free spirit or not......this bovine has caused us all a lot of trouble.

Now, this is what you can do.......In the comment section of my blog tell me what you think his or her name should be.  As you can see he(she) is animated a bit.  Perhaps this will give you a creative spark.  

The PRIZE?  It will be a giclee canvas print of this painting.
The TIME FRAME?  I will let the comments come in until November 14.  My husband and I will judge which one best fits this guy (gal).  I will announce the winner on my blog on November 15.  The winner will have to allow me to contact them by email so that I can get their mailing address. Thanks for participating!  I think this will be great fun.  I trust that all entries will be made with a good, fun heart, and no inappropriate language or connotation will be posted.  Any inappropriate entries will not be published.

THANKS, Cheri.

32 comments:

Anne said...

I have two ideas for you. How about "Noble" - as in no bull? Or "Bully for you". Just a play on words for a bit of fun.

Anne

Angela said...

I think first of all that you did a great painting of this fellow. Thinking about your discription of him I say his name has to be "Free Spirit". Locked in but forever wanting out. Of course there is greener grass on the other side and maybe a heifer.

LuLu said...

Oh what fun! Here is my idea :
Don Quixote {a misunderstood cow who was trying to chase his dreams}
:)
it's a beautiful painting!!!! and I'm so much in love with my three amigos!!! thank you again!! they will be on my blog next week, i'll email you the link! Have a wonderful weekend,
xo,
LuLu

Carol Blackburn said...

Call me weird....CHAUNCY came to mind. Don't ask me why, cuz I don't know......

Karen Bruson said...

Cupcake.

Jennifer Richardson said...

I love his face!
The name that surfaced,
in my imagination,
as I looked into those
spirited eyes
was "Sherman".
He looks like an unflappable
Sherman tank:)
-Jennifer

Carrie H. said...

"You really Want to Know What I Think of Your Pink Cadillac?"

I see some attitude with this guy. :)

Carol Nelson said...

"Show Me the Heifers"

Mary Jahn said...

SALE BARN SAM!

Anonymous said...

"Reckless Randall" might be a great name. Reckless because of his naughty behavior, and Randall because he is after all an "exotic" which makes him a rather distinguished gentleman.
Joyfully Yours
Thea
pmtmd@cox.net

Judy said...

Bocephus (a little naughty and ornery) is what I thought of. Just too rowdy for pasture!

Pam said...

He is gorgeous!!! What a fantastic painting! You live in Arkansas, Johnny Cash was born in Arkansas; one of his songs was "Belshazzar." Since Belshazzar was a prince of Babylon and your bull definitely looks like a prince, Belshazzar suits him perfectly! Great contest!

Jaya said...

LOVE the painting. The names that came to me for him are Louie (the Leaper), or Wally (the Wanderer).

Cheri Wollenberg said...

Jaya, you'll have to decide which one. Sorry! Cheri

Diana Marshall said...

Mmmm that's a tough one, the obvious one is 'Bull Headed',or Shane (the pain)

Kathy Logue said...

Cheri----- love the painting-- I would call him "Old Rebel" -- he is so cute and onery.

Kathy Logue said...

Cheri- he is so cute and onery-- I would call him "Old Rebel"

hebgeb said...

Hi Cheri. It is a wonderful picture. I think it should be called "Wonder". A wonder of nature and a wander. Helen Barker

Anonymous said...

He looks surprised to me...in Hebrew "Tama" means surprise.

Nancie Johnson said...

This big fella's name is "Clyde" - he's a tough, ornery guy who doesn't tolerate too much going on in his corner of the world. At least, nothing that he hasn't initiated or approved! In fact, in this image, he is saying "you talking to me?" Ah, but Clyde has a soft spot for the young female named Bonnie. Perhaps the two will get together and make history! LOL

Cheri - great painting. You really captured his face & expression!

Cheryl F said...

Great painting! Looks like his name should be "Tabasco", to me.
to me.

Dana Cooper said...

That troublemaker should be called "Bully"!
Fun contest Cheri!!ang

Ruth Andre said...

I love this painting and I would call her "One Eyed Jackie"

nato said...

EL TORO, he is after all a Bull. Don't make him a girl.
Leave the guy some self esteem . Or EL GRANDE.

Luvmyart said...

Hi Cheri, Great painting here, you have really captured him. I am suggesting "Brutus"

Mom said...

"Where's the Milk?"

Anonymous said...

"Where's the Milk?"

Helene said...

BULL'S EYE

Helen said...

Dear Mr. Bull,
After reviewing your well-documented bad behavior and grumpy disposition, I've come to the conclusion that YOU may be in charge of what you will be called in the future. Please select from the following:
A - Reformed Bull
B - Steer
C - Hamburger
Please make your decision soon or the desicion will be made for you.
Sincerely,

Anonymous said...

Bessie says she likes Maebaline (the long eyelashes) but since we know he was at least at one time a he, she votes Beaureguard.

Laci Snowdrop said...

How about Wylie? The meaning of Wylie is clever, charming . . . he looks like a Wylie! lol

Anonymous said...

Barbara T says "Sir Boss"

Pam S says "Mister T"

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