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"Summer's Contentment" Calf Graphite Pencil Drawing/Print

"Summer's Contentment" Calf Graphite Pencil Drawing/Print

This detailed drawing portrays a trio of three calves enjoying the peace of a warm summer's day. This Giclee print is part of the "Beyond the Fence" series. The drawing measures 12"x16", and took approximately 150 hours to complete. The original artwork is created using very fine mechanical pencils, .03 and .02 in size, gradually building up layers of graphite until the desired levels of darkness are met. My reference for the drawing is from my own photographs taken at a farm in Northern Michigan. 


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High-quality, full-size, Giclee Prints may be purchased with the edition limited to 50. The calve prints are made by giclee experts using the finest quality materials; including heavy, acid-free paper, and archival ink with a wide border for matting and framing. Frame-worthy notecards are also available printed on premium stock, 6.25" x 4.60" inches with a matching envelope and packaged in a cellophane sleeve. The original drawing is also for sale, please send me a message if interested.


During the time of the Covid Pandemic, I would make daily trips to the neighborhood farm, sometimes visiting several times in one day. I found it a sanctuary from the quarantine, the feelings of confinement, and the political rhetoric that surrounded the pandemic. I would visit with the animals, bring them treats and take lots of pictures.  Until this point, my primary subject matter has been mystical and fantasy topics, but the animals of the farm: alpaca, sheep, goats, horses, donkeys, pigs, calves, cats, chickens, and more captured my heart to the point that I felt compelled to capture their images in my art. I also want to honor the lives of the farm animals who are there to provide us with food, clothing, labor, and companionship. While the neighborhood farm initiated the series of farm animal prints, it has also inspired trips to other farms to collect more references for my drawings.


The "Summer's Contentment" cow drawing, along with several other "Beyond the Fence" drawings was accepted as my entry in The ArtPrize Competition in Grand Rapids. 


This print is perfect for those who love nature, the country, farm animals, or rural life.

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