Pastel on Clairefontaine Pastelmat, 19 x 13 inches
The last in my current series of farm animal portraits, then on to more oils.
I liked the pose of this one, with the head half-turned and showing the rest of the beast. Horns are always fun to paint, as are cattles' wet noses - the pink on this one was gorgeous to describe, with that lovely little highlight above the nostril, yummy!
I'm not sure I've got the breed right here, so if anyone out there knows better, please let me know!