Wednesday, May 20, 2009

8. Belted Galloways at Fearrington

Yesterday I joined with a group of plein air painters from PAINTNC. We met a Fearrington Village, a community located on a former dairy farm. The farmhouse and barn have become the nucleus for a village of shops and gardens at the heart of the community. One of the features of the Village are the belted galloway cows are rare breed from Scotland that had been at the farm since the 1950's. It was a sunny day, but windy. Cool for May in North Carolina and a great day to paint. The painters spread out from the roadside by the farm to the gardens in the village. I set up next to the barn and waited patiently for the cows to move out into the sun. And waited. And waited. It probably was only five minutes, but I was ready to paint. Finally, a few moved into position. I began to paint. All the cows began to move. They stood still for a bit, I began to paint, they moved. It was an exercise in quick sketching and working from memory. I was able to complete a couple of these intimate sized paintings that are posted here and begin a larger garden painting.
Here are the "Oreo" cows.

Oil Painting of Belted Galloway Cows
Belted Galloways at Fearrington Village
4 x 6 Oil on Canvas

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SteveStephen Filarsky - Plein Air Painter
PO Box 337Franklinton, NC 27525

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