Water Break


12×18 original pastel on sanded paper, framed, $300, plus shipping

I was headed to a Civil War Reinactment with my family in California when I came across this cow scene.  (Did I say I was in California going to a Civil War Reinactment? Not South Carolina….not Georgia….)  Anyway, I excitedly announced, “Stop the car!”  My husband knows that that means.  I HAVE TO soak it in, take pictures, etc.  Ah, living with an artist.  The way they overlapped.  The way some of them stopped their lunch and stared at me, the crazy woman.  The way they mooed.  Compelling.  I painted this scene and tucked it away, not knowing if I had captured the feeling I had at the time.  I found it the other day and revamped it with newer, more advanced painting skills, and there you have it….a water break.