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Friday, May 2, 2014

Animals, Black and White Cow by Joan Tavolott

This was done from another of my photos from Ireland. I love the black and white designs on her body. I am sure the milk from these cows was great. I know the butter and cheeses were!


  1. Joan, it looks like he has having a great time there he is. He has beautiful colours and is very welformed. why I write " he", because it looks to me that you have drawn a bull, Joan. This individ can not give milk, but the cow`s milk is surely very good. Your painting is beautiful as it usually is.:)

  2. This is gorgeous. I have an Irish background and am so glad to see pics from there. Your painting is right on. Thanks for the visit. Blessings, Janet PPF

  3. Well Joan, having worked on a farm when I was a young teenager and milked the cows, by hand, I can see this is a female. Lovely black and white sketch, she looks a little like a Hereford cow, their colouring is so striking. It sounds as though Ireland found its way into your heart and has stayed there.

  4. Great painting of this Fresian Joan :-)

  5. This and the lamb belong in a children's book! I can hear the story forming as you paint and draw!

  6. Joan, I am so sorry for my comment above, it really does not matter, if this animal is female or male, you tell about the cows as group, not about this individ. I am sorry, I did not mean to be nasty against you.I hope you can forget it. Greetings, Sirkka

    1. Sirkka, don't worry! I am a city girl and looking at the photo I wasn't sure if this creature was male or female. I went with female because of the rounded belly. lol They were very nice looking animals.

  7. Thanks everyone! I didn't get to sketch too many animals when I was in Ireland, so it is fun to do a few of them now.

  8. A lovely looking cow Joan. Looks very friendly.


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