Texas Steer Legs

My daughter moved to Texas over 10 years ago. I hate that she lives so far away but that’s another story for another time. I think she is a fabulous photographer a hobby that I wish she had time to do more often but I digress.

She took a photo of a group of steers standing in a field across the street from her subdivision. They look intimidating with their intense stare. They look like a scary gang!

So yes mom had to paint this four legged gang of beef. Well the challenge turned out being in legs. There are more legs then heads in the reference photo. To ensure each steer gets four legs and the four legs lined up with one head requires the use of my magnifying glass. It also requires that others assist me with which leg is with which steer. It helped.

So let me show you the reference photo and my progress with the painting. I still have much to do. It’s been a journey. 🤪


Finished my series of alpacas. Hadn’t really planned on doing a series it just sort of happened. Went to an alpaca farm this past fall called Wisconsin Alpacas and fell in love. They are beautiful animals. We got to get up close and feed them. Good thing I went in the morning. I was told they get a little tired of visitors and start to get a little crabby after a while. Don’t we all😜.

Each are done in acrylic on 8″x10″ canvas board. Enjoy!

Gentle and Strong

Alpacas are beautiful animals that are not native to America. They are not work animals but are raised for their fibers. If you have ever had an alpaca sweater or socks you are blessed. The fibers make for soft and warm clothing.

I love just watching them. Their bodies look a little comical with their long neck, short legs and beautiful wavy hair. They look like of over sized poodles.

So here is to gentle and strong….

“Gentle and Strong”. 8”x10” acrylic