For the Love of Cows

Oil on panel, 12 x 40 in.

Painting cows en plein air should be easy, I thought. Placid animals, they’ll stay nice and still, right? Well, they may not move quickly, but they’re in constant motion! Where’s a cow whisperer when you need one? These are Canadienne cows, descended from a breed brought to Quebec from Normandy in the 1600s, currently residing at Bear River Farms in Waldeck, Nova Scotia.