New to the World

Painting by Niya Christine. Copyright

#105/365 Painting

Baby cow gazing out at the big old world. Hungry, curious and mom focused. I love baby cows.

Project notes: This baby cow painting is sourced from a black and white photograph taken at Point Reyes Ca some years back. I took about 170 cow photos that day. Very satisfying to paint some of them now. And to return to the 20 minute watercolor painting approach that was alive and well in January.

Cow Courtship

Painting by Niya Christine. Copyright

#101/365 Paintings

When the sun sets, our cow at the top with the orange spots wonders if today the pink cow will love him. She already does. But she’s very shy. She hopes he will come over and shmoosh noses a bit—save her from her bashfulness. And on it goes like this every evening. Even the pink tree is embarrassed by how long it’s taking for this couple to come together. But it will happen. I have full faith in these cows.


Project notes: It was nice to return to my old friend, watercolor today. January, the coffee & tea theme was all watercolor. Recently, much experimentation and discovery with mixed media. Ah.. watercolor my first love.