Friday, July 29, 2011


This is my July entry to Bill Guffey's VIRTUAL PAINTOUT blog.

"Elsie" (11 x 14 oil on canvas)
When I saw Jersey was the location for the VPO, my first thought was Jersey cows. It is a small breed known for the high butter fat content of its milk. "Elsie" is a reference Elsie the Borden milk here in the US. I used two reference photo for this painting.
Farm REF
I liked the farm scene but the light was poor. I found some cows with better light and thought I could bring up the light on the farm buildings. The painting is almost done, but needs some work on the fields and hedge.