Scottish Art - Paintings of Scotland:
Thistles and Highland Cow
by D. Bruce Bennett
Five Thistles and a "Coo"
This gentle Highland cow might like to take a chance on these five thistles, but it's highly unlikely she'll get her wish. This old mossy stone wall near Wick has been keeping Highland cattle where they belong for many years.
This is the sixth version of a Highland cow Bruce has painted. One never even made it past the first hour of a Scottish festival set-up. A very similar picture of Scotland, with three thistles and a Highland cow, sold almost as soon as we uploaded it to the site. (You might also want to check our black-and-white print of this Highland cow.) If you're well acquainted with Highland cattle or even own a few, maybe youd prefer to commission a painting of your favorite Highland beauty.
A simple black frame brings out the deep shadows of the post and stones, while the soft, gray-green mat emphasizes the ever-present moss of Scotland's ubiquitous stone walls. We've left a little white space between the mat and the image to give it a little "breathing room" in this animal lovers picture of Scotland.
Five Thistles and a "Coo" Picture of Scotland
Medium: acrylic on 300#, cold-pressed watercolor paper
Image Dimensions: 12" w. x 9" h.
Mat: 2" w. "sauterne"
Frame: .375" w. black metal; 17.25" w. x 14.25" h.
(This painting of thistles and a Highland cow SOLD in February, 2006,
but you could commission a similar painting of Scotland.)
Please note that all Paintings of Scotland (and Paintings of England, too) on this site are the original artwork of U.S. artist, D. Bruce Bennett. United States customers pay no U.K. exchange rate, no customs duty tax, and no international mailing costs. All we have to add to the very reasonable price of our Scottish Art is plain old U.S. postage (and state tax for Colorado residents).
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