|LaFonda in the Snow 50 x 40 acrylic on canvas|
One snowy morning last winter when I went out to feed the cows, I noticed that all you could really see of LaFonda (my milk cow) in the snowstorm was her dark spots and her very pink udder emerging from the white world.
I painted a little painting (20 x 16) inspired by this image. It was in my exhibit at Crossings last February and sold the first night, during the opening, to a woman from Los Angeles, so it went home with her that night and not many people got to see it. I have wanted to re-paint this idea ever since, but on a much larger scale.
Today I worked on version 2 of this painting, LaFonda in the Snow, on a 50 x 40 recycled canvas. I am not sure yet if it is is all the way there, but it's close. The recycled canvas was a "sofa-sized original" mass produced in the 70's, so I didn't feel bad gessoing over it, and the canvas is good quality. I like when my paintings have layers beneath and this one had a great texture of paint to give me a head start.