Friday, July 24, 2009

Pishkun Cows

Pishkun Cows, oil on canvas, 8" X 10", 2009

$100 USD

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I went back along the road I painted earlier, this time to see Pishkun Reservoir itself. I ended up painting cows again. They got really close:

I was painting from the back of the Jeep to protect me from the herd. The car would rock back and forth every few minutes as cows and calves rubbed up against it.

Rain and wind cut this adventure short, but there's one more cow picture coming up tomorrow...


Leslie Sealey said...

Plein air painting has an added layers of difficulty, lol!
Good thing you had the Jeep for protection.

Jason Waskey said...

It's true! I don't have a lot of experience with cattle, except from singing cowboy songs, so I have to say, I was a *leetle* bit frightened that they'd go crazy and stampede me.

In the end, I think they were more curious than anything.

Probably expected me to feed them.

Mark Ratledge said...

"Stampede you?" Jeezz, they're just cows. They're just curious, like big dogs. They like to run against things and chew on bailing twine and stare at things. You can tell them to get away and slap them on the butt and they'll run.

Jason Waskey said...


I know! I know!

And yet...

I grew up in New Mexico, but never spent much time with cattle.

Also, I've listened to far too much Marty Robbins, and in songs like "The Master's Call" and "Utah Carol", cows KILL.

I'll know better next time.