American Heartland Landscape Paintings by Sharon France.
Original paintings of the old farms, barns, farmhouses, animals, and quiet country landscapes from the back roads of America.
Art to add some of the peace and quiet of the country to your life.
Monday, February 11, 2013
Devon Cattle Painting Rare Breed
Near the Old Barn
This painting has been juried into the upcoming art exhibition
"26th Annual International Exhibition on Animals in Art" that will run from March 23rd - April 21st, 2013, at the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, in Baton Rouge, LA. This painting is done on a 12" x 24" stretched canvas. It is of a rare breed of Devon cattle. This breed of livestock was said to arrive in North American in 1623 in Plymouth colony. "Back then, the Devon was favored for its hardy foraging ability in
uncertain grass conditions; their rich milking ability favored the
sustenance of both calf and the pioneer family, and their docility and
strength adapted them for use as oxen." The subject for this painting is an oxen at the Garfield Farm Museum, in rural LaFox, IL near St. Charles. The scene is from my imagination of a peaceful summer day under the big blue Midwestern sky!