Summer of Color – Brown

This week’s Summer of Color theme is Brown and the bonus is a pop of color. Matilda here is all gussied up today because the new bull is due to arrive. 🙂 I sketched her in my regular sketchbook and then painted her with watercolor but the watercolors just weren’t working right for me today. Brown is not really a watercolor kinda color, LOL. So I scanned the painting and painted right over it digitally with GIMP. Still not great but better than the mess I had before.

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18 thoughts on “Summer of Color – Brown

  1. Elisabeth R

    Oooh…, this is the prettiest brown cow I’ve seen in a long time! Really! 🙂 I love the way you did it in brown! And with the “pop” of the red flower! My daughter said “Look at that sweet cow!”, so she too is all with me on this! 😉

  2. Terrie in Seattle

    Great solution to a problem with a painting. Shows creativity in problem solving! And a cute Bessie (Matilda…. 🙂

  3. Kristin Van Valkenburgh

    Wonderful! I LOVE HER! And I too am so surprised that there is digital work here too – what a great combination of both your sketch and digital coloring. And the flower in her hair is fab. Thank you for sharing, xo

  4. Sam

    Matilda is magnificent! Don’t know how you made a cow look so pretty, but you did. (stamping of feet!!!!) I want a pink flower toooooooooo!!!!!

    1. admin Post author

      LOL, let’s just say I’m not brave enough to post the “before” version with watercolor only. It’s baaaaad.

  5. Nan

    Love Matilda and her flower! I never realized how many different faces cows have til we moved out in the country and I actually looked closely at them!


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