Marshall, Joe Foster- Sun on the Leaves - 60x88" - oil on canvas
Superb painting, thick heavy oil impasto technique. The peaceful scene is full of movement as created by the artist.
A story the artist told me...
"Until I was 13, I lived on a beef farm surrounded by 200 acres of land which I had full freedom to travel on. Horses and my dog were my constant companions. We kept mostly Herford cattle but decided to introduce Limousine to give our cattle height and width across the hind end.
I remember when our first limousine bull arrived and how excited my family was to start this new phase of our farm. It is the feeling everyone has when their business jumps forward and grows. Some would think it silly to be so excited about a bull, but it was a steppingstone for us and a sign that all the work we had put into this business was paying off and we were growing.
Driving around looking for inspiration for a painting one day I came across a limousine bull standing so solid and square. He knew he dominated everything he could see. The confidence of this bull could be felt, he was someone’s prize and I remembered how our bull stood solid and square and how my parents stood solid and square with pride as our first limousine stepped into our barnyard."
... and so gives you some background on these beautiful pastoral senses.