I have recently started working on a series of farm animal pastels. This Highland Cow is inspired my sister's love of Scotland and animals. I think she would love to live on a farm and keep this pretty, long haired breed of cattle. Unfortunately, we live in a city but we do have a small backyard flock of chickens. There are works featuring the chickens in the Birds - Traditional Media gallery on my mmandersonart.com website. I also need to thank my fellow FAA artist, Janice Drew, for providing me with a wonderful reference photograph of a Highland cow.
The next work in this series is of a sweet little goat. You can see it in my gallery of creatures created in traditional media. I am still pondering what to work on next, perhaps a lamb. My goal for 2016 is to finish one traditional media artwork per week in addition to all of my photography and computer graphic work. So far, I have made a good start.