Friday, October 24, 2008

Cowtime at Karin's

October 23, 2o08
Just this weekend as we were driving along I was looking at cows and wishing we could stop to take pictures of them so I could paint one. So naturally I was VERY happy to see Karin Jurick chose a cow for us to paint this week. I've been trying for the last couple of years not to eat beef (and have mostly stuck to that) or pork because eventually I hope to become vegan. I've tried it, it's very hard, so I'm easing in that direction. (Update 12/4/08 -- I've been vegan for a week now!) Anyway, I love cows and their sleepy look. 13.75" x 11", oil on canvas. Sold

8 comments:

starbird said...

Nicely done!

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

Love your MOO MOO

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

I like this painting and am always stopping tom take pictures of cows.
I am unable to think about food production and the misery for the animals :(
Wish we were raised vegetarians.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

I know that would have made it so much easier to make the adjustment, which it sure is and I'm a big lover of many things I decided to give up. It helps having a twenty-one year old who lassoed me into doing it with her so we helped each other. It also didn't help that I was 50 years old before I could eat a vegetable without holding my nose. That pretty much left me eating fruit and drinking water for a while there :)

Amy H said...

Hey Camille, read the book "Skinny Bitch," and it will be easier for you...it did it for me. Not vegan yet, but definitely vegetarian.

n. rhodes harper said...

Hi Camille, Thanks so much for visiting my blog. I love your cow, so colorful and expressive. Your paintings are wonderful. I am jealous you live in Austin where even the cows are prettier! Nancy

janalou said...

Hi Camille...
Love your cow painting! I just love cows. Guess that is why I don't want to eat them! I am not vegetarian, but try to eat as little meat as I can. Kudos to you and your daughter for doing it! I need the cow on my kitchen wall to remind me!
Janalou

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

So glad you like it, Janalou. Thanks for stopping by!