Category Archives: cattle

Saskatchewan Feed Truck

You’ll be wondering which province I’m in! I did this quick little piece in my booth at the trade show today, from my trip to Saskatchewan a couple of weeks ago.  This gnarly old feed truck was sitting in a yard beside the road into my sister’s ranch, and I just liked the look of it; so competent and rugged, just like many of the people there. 

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $120 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

February Feed Ground

Recently I visited family on their beautiful Saskatchewan ranch, and this is the sight that greeted me on my arrival.  As the sun was going down and the sky was threatening snow the cattle contentedly fed.

I did this quick impression in my sketch book, and it is my offering for today.

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Cochrane Barn

On my recent road trip to the mountains, I stopped in at Cochrane for a bit.  This formerly sleepy little cowtown tucked into the foothills of the Rockies, is now a happening place as Calgary creeps (and leaps!) ever closer. 
I was glad to see that this red barn, like an old friend, is still part of the landscape.

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $120 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Cows at Sunrise

That lazy old sun is finally hauling  his butt up over the edge of the earth at about 8:30 in the morning.  I was on my way to Calgary last week and saw these cows silhouetted  against the dawn.  One benefit to winter is that I don’t have to get up at 4 a.m. in order to see the sun come up!
As I write this, it’s barely the dawn of a new year. 2012. Wow.  I’ve been doing this blog for 365 days, and have painted 347 little paintings for it in that time.  I posted a few photographs, and I admittedly missed a the odd day. It has been an incredible experience, showing me that anything is paintable, and to get over myself and get on with it! Your participation has been incredibly beneficial, and I thank all of you who are following, who have commented and who have bought little paintings.  That has made it such an interactive and joyous experiment.
Don’t go away though.  I’m going to continue to blog, and will try to do so almost daily.  I think I’ll get back to doing my  bigger pieces, and maybe let you in on my progress with them and a bit about my process. Look for the little ones too, but not every single day.
Finally, Happy New Year to everyone every where.  My wish is that we can collectively turn the bus around and start heading in the direction of Love and away from the direction of Fear. Our planet and everything on it is counting on us.  

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

Feed Ground 2

You won’t usually catch me painting winter, but this is the second little painting derived from a February day that reminds me so much of scenes throughout my life.

I notice that when it’s going to Chinook, the air takes on a brilliant blue light, and the play of gold and orange grass and trees against blue and purple shadow is almost enough to pop your eyes out!  I’m thinking I’ll do a bigger version of this one….one of these days

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.

The Feed Ground

 It’s coming, and we’re all getting ready. ” White Man has stacked his hay very high; it must be going to be a hard winter.”  After last year, we’re thinking we’d better be ready for anything.  

These calves are fat and sassy in a well-sheltered feeding ground along the base of a coulee. It’s incredible to witness the depth of colour in the shadows on sunny days in winter. For some reason, this is especially true just before a Chinook. Hopefully we’ll get another month (or even 2) before ranchers have to start forking out the feed.    SOLD

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Big Sky Cows

On our way to Elkwater the other day, here were these comical and curious cows, grazing on the hillside, blissfully unaware that winter is on it’s way.  It was one of those hot,  chinooky fall days that will lull us all, cows included, into a sense of well-being.  As it turns out, that was probably the last hot day of 2011.  Glad I spent it well.

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Top Hand

Not having a dog of my own, I enjoy (and sometimes covet) those of my friends.  This guy is a fine example of my favourite breed, the Border Collie.  These dogs are the smartest and hardest working of all dog breeds, and many a stockman would tell you he couldn’t run his place without his dogs.

Maybe I should get myself a small flock of sheep, so that when I get my dog, he’ll have something to do. 
SOLD 

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Pretty Cows

I was at a small rodeo in Bentley last year, and these cows were part of the stock brought in by the contractors.  There’s something really special about   longhorns, don’t you think?  It’s their  speckled hides, the extravagant horns the intelligence, and  toughness. These girls, penned in close proximity to each other make a beautiful tapestry of dots, spots, stripes and horns.  Oh! and one eye peeking at us.

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Pretty Boy

See now, this is what happens if, after your roping steers get too gnarly to rope anymore, you then turn them out for several years in belly deep grass. If you decided to try & rope him now, you’d better have a big loop and a deep seat!SOLD

If you’d like to own this original watercolour, email Gena with your bid today! gena03@telusplanet.net Minimum bid $100 (plus gst and shipping). First bid, or highest bid wins the painting.