Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Super Cow

I've been spending entirely too much time in Blogland today, but I just couldn't pass up "What's on Your Wall Wednesday." I think I'm finding out that Wednesday is a big theme day among bloggers. So today I give you Super Cow. That's what LBeau calls him.

Several years ago I read an article on primitive animal portraits in Southern Accent magazine. Primitive animal portraits depict the animals, pigs, cows, sheep and such, as larger than life, and their bodies are usually proportioned way too big for their legs. I decided I wanted one, but I didn't have the funds to purchase an antique, so I asked Aunt Mary if she would paint one for me. She had previously done another oil painting that hangs in my powder room. I wrote about it in another post that you can read here.

I decided that I would have her paint a black angus cow, since that's what my grandfather raised. The painting used to hang over my sofa and later over my fireplace. It now hangs over my bed. LBeau likes to make fun of it, but I think he secretly likes it. He did, however, once tell me, "No more pictures of farm animals."

8 comments:

momma said...

in 1993, i was in pensacola, fl. we had a light (very, very light)dusting of snow. the entire city shut down! it was funny to me (i'm originally from PA). i think we're quickly coming to the end of our snow season here, though!

xinex said...

Love the cow painting. He looks peaceful....Christine

Robin said...

I LOVE that cow painting....tell hubby he just doesn't know the meaning of "art" lol! It's also great to "meet" another Alabama blogger!!!

Thanks for visiting my itty-bitty blog today! You really made my day! I hope you come back again!

Robin@http://alabamaslackermama.blogspot.com/

momma said...

thanks for being a new friend. i have an award for you! come on over and get it!

Cass said...

Fabulous painting! I love that big black bovine! He does indeed look peaceful, and contemplative. Terrific!

Cass

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I love super cow! So glad you have joined in these Wednesday blog sharings. Thanks for coming to visit me, and for your nice note. (As far as the word "tablescaper", I'm not even sure tablescape is a word). My spell check always highlights it. I'm glad to see some of my blogging buddies finding you. laurie

Envoy-ette said...

This is a TREASURE! I bet he really does like it!

Michael said...

The "Super Cow" has been around for quite some time. It is a staple in the Beaumont household. The most dissapointing thing about it is the fact that it used to grace the wall of the main living room. I think all the harrassing comments finally got to Kbeau so she moved it to the master bedroom where only Lbeau would complain. Good memories of that cow. I know Benji is hoping it gets passed down to him one day...