Description There is a great deal of detail in this Acrylic Painting. You must look at the enlarged version and even then you will not fully appreciate the extent of work in the original but you will if you buy the larger print.The original took weeks of work and depicts an ancient cow ( not a bull!) who lives over the barbed wire fence from me and is standing under a Jacaranda Tree which has been dropping its purple and violet flowers onto the sunburned grass. The fence includes a rusting old star picket and if you look closely a spider hides in its web near the top of the picket post.I was trying hard for the many colors and textures in the cows coat.
David Bleakley, Sunshine Coast Member Since November 2007 Artist Statement I am an Artist and Photographer who likes to experiment in many media including acrylics oils graphics etching and digital art.
I attend life drawing most weeks and have become a more active artist since retiring 5 years ago after 30 years as a Specialist Surgeon. --------
Art was always my passion but until these retirement years it was pushed into the background.My involvement in Surgery and Anatomy perhaps explains to some extent my bias towards the Human Figure, drawing and representational art but on the other hand not many surgeons have any artistic aptitude at all! -----
I lived in Papua New Guinea while training in surgery and regard this time as the most exciting and significant of my life. Every day was rich in experience.PNG was also rich in traditional culture with over 600 different language groups and endless material to stimulate the artistic appetite.