An ambitious and creative art portfolio.
Initially, this bull was to have steam coming out of his nostrils and a brass ring through his nose. However, while painting him I decided to make him a feminine bull. Much like the children’s book, The Story of Ferdinand, by Munro Leaf.
I spent a lot of time on my Grandparents farm as a child. It was common for us ragamuffins to go outside and play, or look for mischief and excitement. Sometimes we would go into the field where all of the cows would be grazing and yup, there was always a bull. We were told not to wear red if we were going to be in there. However, occasionally we would look down and see red in our shirts or in the stripes of our 1970’s pants… So we would take off running, most of the time unnecessarily. It seems as if Grandpa often picked the Bulls like Ferdinand. I do remember a couple over the years, that would run out of no where, chasing us – but nothing like the Running of the Bulls. Haha
My worst encounter on the farm was with a billy goat (will share that story at another time).
This rendition is out of my mind, a feminine long horn bull, whom has nothing but happy thoughts, funny character and yes, a flower in his mouth.