Sunday, February 28, 2010

Upstate New York Farm


2- 20"x16" oil/canvas'








Another attempt at abstract cows in snow. Please pardon me while I obsesse and transgress with this subject. I don't expect that too many people are as fascinated as I am with cows in snow but I can't get enough. I especially enjoy walking up to them and seeing their reactions.

9 comments:

Janelle Goodwin said...

I love how you made the cows part of your composition. Maybe you could show us the cow's reaction in YouTube sometime!

SamArtDog said...

Brian, I think Janelle's idea for a cow moo-vie is an absolute must do! Perhaps a therapy session between a Holstein and Carl Jung. In black n white, of course. You decide who's the analyst.

brian eppley said...

Hi Janelle, great idea! i'll work on it. My cameras are limited but I might be able to put something together. I think it would be very interesting! Cows are the greatest subject in person......so big.....so fearful.....

brian eppley said...

Hey Sam, I'd toss Sigmund Freud into the mix to stir things up. Great dialogue between he and Jung. In the end I'd listen to the cows. In fact that's what I'm doing!

Jala Pfaff said...

very cool!

diddamsdigitalart said...

Cows are a great subject, whether in the snow, the barn or a green pasture! I must admit, though, that in the winter seeing the great clouds of steamy breath is a kick.
Wonderful paintings here! Love the loose fluid brushwork.

loriann said...

Love the brushwork that you used to create the negative shapes that make the cows. Enjoy your cow fascination. We do.

brian eppley said...

Thanks,Jala!

Thanks Don. Cool stuff you're doin'
I like it.

Thanks Loriann, I'm glad others find them interesting. I will be doing more, not sure how many will get posted but will put some up.

Sally Veach said...

I love the effect of black cows against bright green spring grass. That is a really great combo. Also, read you listen to Brian Eno "Music for Airports"! I haven't seen or heard those words since the 80's when I bought that cassette tape! Love you painting. I am just starting to paint again, and it is great to read what other artists such as you share. Thanks so much.