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Highland Cow Art - Moo!

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This colourful highland cow art print makes a cherished gift for that special someone who loves to spot highland cattle...

 Colourful Highland Cow art by Lotti Brown

Colourful Highland Cow art by Lotti Brown

I created this artwork for my husband, who loves highland cows. We love to see them when we holiday in Scotland, and even spot them in our home county of Yorkshire from time to time.

They're always a thrill to see, and seem to be from another time - a bit like a woolly mammoth version of a cow, all long hair and horns... beautiful creatures, who seem very gentle and sweet-natured.

I was inspired to create the artwork by a chance photo by my good friend Sally. She found her highland cow in the south of England, cooling down in a shady forest pool...

 Highland cow photo copyright Sally J Hunter with permission. Find Sally's photos at: www.redbubble.com/people/sweetsal

Highland cow photo copyright Sally J Hunter with permission. Find Sally's photos at: www.redbubble.com/people/sweetsal

As soon as I saw this beautiful photo, I immediately wanted to draw the cow - those beautiful curvy horns and all that lovely long hair!

So I set to, knowing it would be the perfect gift for my wonderful husband...

Behind the scenes of my highland cow art...

I created my artwork from separate drawings of the cow, and vegetation, put together digitally with a hand-painted fabric background...

Click the images below to follow the process...

 The completed colourful Highland cow artwork

The completed colourful Highland cow artwork

 Showing detail from the artwork

Showing detail from the artwork

I love the colours that seem to speak of hills, heather, and bracken...

And the beautiful sky effect which makes me think of the Northern Lights - a reasonably regular sight in the far north of Scotland, but one I've not (yet!) been lucky enough to see.

This is a beautiful, peaceful artwork - a highland cow taking the time to stop and stare - so much beauty in nature!

My husband loved his surprise gift, by the way! Do you know someone who would love to receive this, too?

 Highland cow art pints are available from my store

Highland cow art pints are available from my store

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Click image for more details of print and frame options in my store

You can get my Highland cow art prints in my store

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