The Watering Hole

The Watering Hole by William R. Beebe
The Watering Hole by William R. Beebe
The Watering Hole by William R. Beebe
The Watering Hole by William R. Beebe
The Watering Hole by William R. Beebe
The Watering Hole by William R. Beebe
sold out

The Watering Hole

1,450.00

Framed oil painting

10 x 12 (image size) oil on board

Add To Cart

Part of what I have found interests me with my American Landscape series is the life that a bovine or two adds to a country scene. This painting features a number of black and white Holsteins.

On my last excursion to rural farm country, I rounded several bends, coming across several breeds I was unfamiliar with.  I’m anxious to research the different breeds and to paint them in their surroundings.  

As I photograph the large bovines, I notice the personality in their faces.  I get a kick out of how they start coming over to me when I approach.  Watching them chew their cud, swish their tails and graze captures my attention to the point where it’s hard for me to move on.  Whether it’s a Hereford, Angus, or Holstein, I’m enjoying painting them thoroughly and I believe they add life, personality and interest to what otherwise might be a lovely but somewhat lifeless landscape.

I hope you enjoy this quiet setting of the Holsteins by the willow and watering hole.  This bucolic landscape was one where I could have spent hours observing the cows, studying cloud formations and observing how changing light would affect shadows and color.