Sunday, November 13, 2011

Cows everywhere

I have a collection of 21 oil paintings of cows. I originally collected them for my den in my Watertown house. When I moved into my current home, I had to find a place to hang them, so they are spread between my living room and my dining room.



















This is a shot of my old den in Watertown. It was photographed by Eric Roth, a wonderful photographer that I have been working with since the beginning of time. We started our careers around the same time, and the stories I could tell!! I'll save that for another post. A behind the scenes look at what a real magazine photo shoot is like.



I bought this picture at an auction in a town in Massachusetts whose name now evades me. This was years ago before the advent of the Internet. It had been described to me over the phone, and I was driving a long way to bid on it. The directions I was given, sent me way  out of my way, and being new to MA, I didn't have a clue as to where I was going. It was dark....It was cold....It was snowing....I started to REALLY need to pee....AND THEN I GOT A FLAT TIRE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I had to pee so bad, I couldn't figure out how to change the tire. OY OY OY. A really nice man stopped and helped me. I couldn't decide what was more scary, the possibility that he was a mass murderer, preying on young girls in the dark, or that I would pee my pants. Well, I'm still alive, and dry, so it had a happy ending. I got to the auction house just before they put this picture up for bid, and I got it. At this point, I probably would have paid anything for the damn painting, just to make my ordeal worthwhile.

I was going to write more today, but my brother is visiting from Van Couvre, and he wants me to go for a walk with him. Since he is my OLDER brother, I must do what he says. So I'll finish this later. Have a nice Sunday.

6 comments:

Ana Maria said...

I really enjoy your blog! Your design style is fabulous and I love your wry sense of humor!

Ana MarĂ­a

Connie@Connie Nikiforoff Designs said...

I too love your incredible sense of humor....and I think I spy a painting of horned Herefords! Good for you! My parents raise them on their ranch so I guess I'm partial to them too :-)

Amy said...

Laughs and beautiful pictures of your home - what better way to start a day!

Anonymous said...

love reading your blog!
nice to look at and wicked fun to read!
thanks for the laughs
Tina
Boston Carpet inc.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Great story and great painting....all's well that ends well!!!....Thank goodness for good samaritans!

Anonymous said...

Wish I had the monies and time to look for original cow paintings, but alas I don't. I have found an art website that has some nice ones and have zeroed in on a couple. Your collection is amazing and beautiful!

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