16x20x1 Original Oil on Canvas
I painted Cinnamon the Cow several months ago. I liked painting her but there was something that bothered me, and I couldn't quite pin point the problem. She has lots of texture in her red, Hereford coat and face. Her hair is thick and curly. The picture I painted was from a photo I took during winter which explains her rich, thick coat. Part of the reason I couldn't see where the problem was because I focused too much on her beautiful coat. I loved the hair and enjoyed expressing the texture of her coat so much that I jeopardized the design of the painting. The image below is of the painting before I tweaked her. Her neck was wrong, her eyes were wrong and the turn of her eyes were wrong!!!!!! Oh my goodness....it has taken 6 months to figure out all this and I have corrected those things the last several days. I'm a "happy camper" artist now. I still adore the curly, thick hair. Below is an image of her previously. Compare and send me comments. I welcome them. She can be found in my Etsy store here.