A Right Cow!
by Dallas Nyberg
(Cowra, NSW, Australia)
I have been painting, using acrylics on canvas, since 2008.
I use both an airbrush and traditional brushes to render the artwork.
Fortunately, I have been lucky enough to be commissioned to paint several pieces over the years.
Possibly the one that had me perplexed, was a commissioned painting of a cow.
I looked at endless photo references and they just did not "pop" for me... Any painting from these photos, would have been a cliche of the subject.
I knew that it had to be a cow, but how to present it and make it interesting was a challenge.
Then it dawned on me... don't bring the viewer to the cow, bring the cow to the viewer.... it worked.. the new owner loved it...