ORIGINAL BLACK HIGHLAND COW PAINTING BY SAM FENNER
Acrylic on deep edge canvas. Grey blue background
"I enjoyed painting Betty McBlue (title pinched and modified from one of my all-time favourite films), I thought her colourings would look good against a grey blue this time, to complement the blues in her black coat and the pink of her nose. I don't very often paint black highland cows but enjoyed playing around with colour on this one"
Did you know? Originally Highland cattle were black. These days, most of the Highland cows that are seen roaming the natural landscapes in Scotland are ginger or brown. However, originally Highland cattle were mostly black. It was, in fact, the Victorians who liked the ginger cows, so they selectively bred them to the point that ginger became the standard Highland cow colour that we all recognise today.
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