8x8 original oil on stretched canvas (sold)
A belted galloway calf with adults. The reference photo I took in summer but this feels like a more natural setting to paint in February, even in N. FL.
A few days ago I saw a small redbud tree in bloom, my yellow jessamine is about to pop, a few purple martins are back in town (not mine), and the cardinals are singing with renewed vigor. They never stopped entirely. I am not ready to give up the chilly blanket weather!
p.s. I remove the middle-ground cow (with the stretched rectangle of a body!) and changed the color scheme to spring, doctored the calve's head/face, these were all helpful to this painting.