Upon the dawning of a bright and crisp winter’s Saturday morning this morning , my family and I had a pleasant venture out to the countryside , escaping the “big smoke ” of Brisbane , to imbibe the beauty of the Australian bush and most importantly , to watch our youngest play soccer and subsequently stuff ourselves with pastries at the local country bakery .
And for some reason , I have come back from this journey , not only 3 kgs heavier , but with a burning need to draw a cow .
So here is my portrayal of :
” A cow ”
No doubt some of you , my uber intelligent blog readers , will see similarities in my little sketch , to the works of the great 17th Century Dutch pastoral painter , Paulus Potter , who sadly and remarkably , died of the milk borne disease , tuberculosis. Perhaps he should have taken to painting chickens .
Enjoy my masterpiece
Love to all from beautiful Brisbane Australia