Back to painting cows after a long hiatus! From my studio I watch these powerful, gentle beasts quietly grazing against a backdrop of endless farm activity, with tractors, balers and other machines working the fields from spring to fall.
The dot grid works on several levels. Graphically, it abstracts the backgrounds and visually flattens the images. Metaphorically, it juxtaposes the industrial with the pastoral.
As a concurrent series, I’m working with a fresh, bright palette and thick, luscious paint, using buttery sweeps of colour, playful squiggles and flowing pours.