Animals Oil

Cow on Fire!

Cow on Fire; 16 x 20 in., Oil on Canvas, Original Artwork, Unframed

Learn more about this Original Painting @ ABOUT: ‘Cow on Fire’ was completed from imagination but based on a cow photo of a local herd. DIMENSIONS: 16 x 20 in. (standard size for easy framing) MATERIALS: Painted in professional oil paints on a cotton canvas, stretched on a wooden stretcher frame, canvas has been gessoed with three coats to maintain cotton integrity, paint was mixed with my own personal concentration of oil mediums to give paint strength and adds to protection for years to come (gives a nice soft varnish look when dry). Painting comes unframed, but size is standard so will be affordable. (C) Burge Mountain Artworks, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.


Fall is in full swing here in the mountains of North Carolina. Many of the trees are in shades of red and orange which is spectacular to witness! The trees almost look as if they are on fire when the sun hits them in the early and late afternoon.

I had today off and as luck would have it, it’s raining. I worked up in my studio and decided to take a different spin on the same cow, another direction. In honor of the month of October, I wanted to create a cow with colors of fall. Unlike my previous attempt, I had no photo to reference. This was pure imagination (which may be why I struggled?) I scraped off a lot of paint as I wasn’t happy with the direction I was going. I am not as happy with this attempt as I did my first one. It was frustrating, but it is time to step away for a while.


Initial Sketch on Canvas
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Cow on Fire; 16 x 20 in; Oil on Canvas

My name is Tim Ellmers and I love to paint in a wide variety of mediums. All the artwork you will see on my site is done by me. I post items I am currently working on regularly when the time allows. Please join me on my personal journey for artistic growth. Free free to send me an email inquiring about my work or to ask questions. Cheers, and thank you for visiting!

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