Roundabout Cow by Sarah  Mac

This is a painting I made of one of the cows (and birds) who live down by the roundabout opposite Carrara market, Gold Coast. The cows, which I think are called charolais cows are an icon of the area. Only 2km from the beach they have been living on the property since 1980 when there was nothing around, but progress has happened around them.
I love visiting these cows and sadly, the land lease is up and the lady who owns them has to move them on. Very sad so I make sure I ride past as much as possible and say hello while I can. I’ll mis them, they all have different personalities.

You can see here the mansions that have sprung up around their paddocks.

Watercolour, guache and coloured pencil on matte board.


  • PJ Ryan
    PJ Ryanover 3 years ago

    growing up as a country girl, this resonates with me. beautiful, makes me smile. you’re such a talent sarah :)

  • eoconnor
    eoconnorover 3 years ago


  • phillipcmiller
    phillipcmillerover 3 years ago

    I really like this Sarah mac. I’m sorry your favorite cows must go. I live in a place where cows are almost as common as trees. Though most don’t think of cows as beautiful animals they can be beautiful in the early morning mist, especially during the time when their calves are tiny.

  • Marcelle Raphael
    Marcelle Raphaelover 3 years ago

    PICK OF THE DAY 01.14.2012

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  • Evita
    Evitaover 3 years ago

    Wonderful work !!! ☺♥

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartover 3 years ago

    beautiful work.

  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 3 years ago

    January 15, 2012

  • Georgie Hart
    Georgie Hartover 3 years ago

    What a beautiful piece you’ve created. Such a pity they’re leaving!

  • © Linda Callaghan
    © Linda Callaghanabout 3 years ago

    what a shame Sarah…they are slowly losing their home…what a cutie though! and brilliantly painted cow with the birdie friend…:)

  • Qnita
    Qnitaabout 3 years ago

    1 February 2012
    This lovely work of your’s may be submitted to the February 2012 featured work in a challenge!

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