Monday, April 2, 2012

Rolling hills with Charolais Cattle , France

Charolais cattle grazing, Bessais le Fromental, Cher, Frankrijk
oil on canvas
12" x 16" - (30 x 40 cm)
painted on location - Sun 31 July 2011  -   $ 245

Finding myself amidst these lovely gentle creatures, whilst they went about their business of grazing the green grasses of these unspoiled rolling hills here in the pristine countryside of Cher, France, (about 3 hrs drive s. of Paris). I felt moved to apply the colors of my palet on canvases, I had taken with me, from my studio in The Hague. I was taking part in an Art week held at a Buddhist retreat centre called, AmidaFrance. To capture those shadows I was on location at about 0745hrs. It felt good to show up for breakfast with already a canvas completed! Here below a detail of this breed of cattle. As I don't work from pictures, you can see that the paint is applied rather swiflty.

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