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Monday, May 26, 2008

Parkfield Angus


While searching for a spot to park and sketch in the nearby village of Wimblington recently I came across The Parkfield where a herd of Aberdeen Angus were casually grazing. I've never sketched a cow before so took advantage of my find before moving on to continue my 'Close to Home' sketch for the day.

5 comments:

Sherry said...

In my neck of the woods (north of Chicago) angus is a term reserved for black beef cattle. I always think of your cattle as "Scottish Wooly Cows," though I know that isn't right. :)

Anita Davies said...

Hi Sherry.
Terry over at EDM has informed me that they look more like 'Highlands' Personally a cow is a cow to me, I was just going on information I heard locally when I named them Angus.
We learn something new every day huh?
LOL!

Sue said...

Nicely done. They look like they'd make good pets.

I looked up Aberdeen Angus on google and got pictures of your wooly cows and also those huge black cows I think of as Angus. That wasn't terribly helpful!

As an aside, here (Maine) we have Oreo Cookie Cows. Front and back ends are black, and there's a wide swath of white in the middle. Their official name es Belted Galloways.

Robyn said...

Yep, they are very woolly cows. What a lovely sketch, Anita. I'd never guess they were your first cows.

Spinneretta said...

I believe they are Aberdeen Angus cows and they are great! I have also heard them called Highland, but who cares... I just love the painting! ;)