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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Orderly Cows






Cows in the countryside can contribute greatly to the sense of peace and order. I was amazed when I took the byroads near Darling, at how evenly they spaced themselves while grazing! They follow the contours of the land and each gives the other a fair area to work their way through the grass. Not only is there a sense of personal space that they respect; I remember from my childhood days that they would also move homewards in a row, with no pushing at all.

I had to relay the above thoughts about cows, but I promise to stop trying to be poetic, and be more practical in my next post! There is a famous dairy industry here, after all!

My paintings and photos from the last two posts show a scene that is familiar here, but also in many countries in the world! The gallery owner in Hopefield chose these beautiful frames for me, so that the scenes look timeless and could even have been from an earlier age!

23 comments:

  1. Oh Marie, I LOVE your cows. I often wonder why I always delight in cows... I guess many of us do... They aren't REALLY cute, but somehow they are.
    Yours are terrific and I'm glad they will be seen by many. Congrats on having your work in the show.

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    1. Thank you so much for the lovely comments, Marian! It remains to be seen whether the art-buying public also like cows.I am working on two more cow paintings,just in case!

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  2. What a lovely collection of the beautiful countryside inhabitants! I'll check out here in England (especially East Anglia) as to whether our cows are so polite to each other!

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    1. Hi Joan, my cows brought forth such delightful comments! Hahaha, you gave me much fun this morning as I repeated your comment to my husband!

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  3. I love a good cow painting! Great job here--there is something so wonderful about cows!

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    1. I agree, Celeste! I often used to ignore them, but no more! Thanks for the comments!

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  4. Look at that gorgeous homestead in the distance. I always wanted to live on a farm and you've captured that want perfectly in these pieces, Marie. I love them!

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    1. What one wants, is it not, CrimsonLeaves? Why would I stop here so often....and dream! Thanks once again for your loyal support!

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  5. You're right about timeless. The dry grass could be right here in Colorado.

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    1. True, Pam, and how they find it wholesome is amazing!

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  6. Your cows are lovely. The personal space for cows is like that of horses. There is a pecking order and each cow/horse knows where they stand in the herd. As you watch the cows move through their day you learn more about them and their community.

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    1. You have taught me things that I knew about in the dog world but not of cattle and horses, Ruth! Thank you for stopping by as I have learnt something very interesting!

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  7. Beautiful scenes, Marie! I like the hear your poetic/personal experience thoughts on subjects such as this.
    These cows are so respectful of maintaining personal distance, they'd never make it in the New York crowd...Lol!

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    1. Thank you for your dear comments...Dean,I must feel something very personal, before I paint an object or animal!

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  8. Marie, this one is a classic! I loved every bit of your composition and colors, one of my favorite scenes in my country as well.

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    1. I would love to see cows all over the world, padmaja. Do you know the story of Chandigarh? Le Corbusier was drawing designs for the building when he focused on some cows nearby.The horns effect became part of the building designs!

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  9. I have noticed the same thing about cows. I love to see them when they play - they have so much joy! This is beautiful!

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    1. True, Claire, I would love to see some young heifers at play again, something I remember from long ago!

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  10. You captured such a beautiful scene, Marie!! This painting is wonderful..and you painted it perfectly!!!

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