Tuesday, July 1, 2014

A Surprising Direction

You know all that playing and experimenting I have done lately with abstract layering and acrylic inks? Well, I had a feeling something was percolating beneath the surface and it was.
First was the pig (click here if you missed it), which I shipped off to Norway yesterday and now it's cows that are making their appearance. Beautiful cows with their gentle eyes.
For the very first time since I started painting in 2009, I feel like I've found my very own voice. My very own style. And the subject matter is so dear to my heart.
Growing up I spent several summers working on farms, both small and big.  One of them had about 15 dairy cows and I loved them. I learned to milk them by hand and by machine, I drank their milk (the best I ever tasted), I learned how to herd them out to pasture and bring them back in and I helped with the birth of one of the calves one night. I named all of the cows and talked to them and scratched their heads every day.
But what I loved most of all where their intelligent and gentle eyes. Beautiful animals!!
30 x 30 inch acrylic on canvas

In my Etsy Shop.
I love this big painting! A lot!!

And the next painting is already in the works... Wishing you a beautiful and creative Tuesday!

With lots of love and gratitude,



  1. delightful!!!

    to have found YOUR voice!

    and it was inside you, all the time. :-) in your wonderful memories of summers, working with cows.

    but it took "something," to bring it to the surface.

    aren't human beings wonderful??? if we are wise enough to listen, we show ourselves, THE path. OUR path.

    gentle hugs,

  2. Love it! That painting is like beautiful MOOsic!

  3. Traumhaft schön, liebe Silke!

  4. wow...I lOVE the colors and the motif....just fabulous...and I just took a look at the pig....super!!!
    Du bist aber MUTIG!! Mach weiter so......

  5. Wow,ein wunderschönes Bild mit ganz tollen farben und tieren,gefällt mir unheimlich gut.

    GLG Jeannette

  6. just lovely and you have really captured those eyes!

  7. I can tell you have spent time with cows since you have captured them perfectly!
    I really love this, a lot!!!

  8. i agree about this being your voice. the painting is utterly (haha) fantastic.

    if you keep painting like this, silke, i'd say you're there….


  9. Wow Gorgeous, you're right you have found your own unique style!! Love both the pig and the cows!!

    Hugs Giggles

  10. Cool, liebe Silke, du kannst also auch Kühe. Ich finde die Klasse, vor allem ihre Farbe ist herrlich.

    Fröhliche Grüße