Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Sadie and Howie

Animal Place asked for a piece for their annual fundraising silent auction held in November. How could I resist.

I included Animal Place's very popular Howie in all his golden glory and then there is Sadie....

Sadie is Animal Place's program coordinator Marji Beach's favorite. Based on her past treatment when she was strictly a dairy cow Sadie was very leery around people. Marji described a breakthough with her in the Animal Place blog HERE.

9x12 oil on hardboard

13 comments:

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

WOW sheila.
You ar egetting better and better.
MOO is my favorite animal.
This is MOOrvelous!

Gary Heller said...

Sheila, what i love is the positive aura and charm that exudes from all of your work regardless of the subject matter.
This is great and I would know it was yours if I saw it anywhere without your name attached.
Awesome.
Hope your son is pursuing is passions for photography

Edward Burton said...

Great job, Sheila!

Celeste Bergin said...

cows are popular painting subjects..aren't they. You've done a nice job here

Manon Doyle said...

Great job Sheila!! You really have a knack with animals.... you paint them beautifully!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Great cows, Sheila...Sadie has a great face!

David Larson Evans said...

I am a fan of your brushwork.

sam said...

Very well done Sheila! Very expressive brushstrokes which I like, im sure it will go down well)

AutumnLeaves said...

I think Howie is so very beautiful, Sheila! I just don't think I can read Sadie's story (I get so very emotional), but I am so glad to know she has had a breakthrough! I love the rolling deep, verdant pasture behind Sadie and Howie. 'Course, as Howie was my dad's name, I just feel an affinity to that beautiful guy!

James Parker said...

Like Gary said, you have a distinctive style that is charming and positive. I was just admiring Robin's plein air bovines and I come over here and see that you're in the MOO mode, too. COWabunga!!!

Catherine Jeffrey said...

I like how the placement of the cows gives depth to the painting, and also shows the personalities you have described. I's sure the cows will raise money for such a good cause.

Art with Liz said...

Oh gosh lovely Sheila, your heart shows in all your fantastic animal portraits! Love it.

Linny D. Vine said...

Great curves and colors and cows, Sheila!