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Until last week, when I came this close to one, I never realised that the “Black Cattle” of Galloway and the Scottish Borders are actually the most amazing garnet colour. I knew they were the origin of the word “blackmail”, but it was news to me that they weren’t black! They certainly look black from a distance. I’ve since been told they are also called “ruby coos”, and that seems entirely appropriate.

This young lady was on a farm near Dumfries, in South West Scotland.

Soft pastel and pastel pencil on Art Spectrum Colourfix A4 approx. Original available.

Here is my Ruby Coo as an everyday card

and as a print

I’ve never actually been this close to a cow since I was a Girl Guide and found a cow chewing the guyropes of my tent…

Associate Member of the Pastel Society of Ireland.
Most original paintings are for sale unframed from about £40.

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  • Dawn B Davies-McIninch
    Dawn B Davies-...over 3 years ago

    a fabulous pastel of rubycoo,cant wait to see one too lol hugzz dawnx

  • LoneAngel
    LoneAngelover 3 years ago

    beautiful work .. love it

  • MaryStewart
    MaryStewartover 3 years ago

    a beauty.

  • Hilary Robinson
    Hilary Robinsonover 3 years ago

    Thank you, ladies

  • Kim McClain Gregal
    Kim McClain Gr...over 3 years ago

    Magnificent work Cuz!

  • Martina Fagan
    Martina Faganover 3 years ago

    Congrats you’ve been featured in Celtic Realm

  • billfox256
    billfox256over 3 years ago

    A really terrific creation!!!! Congratulations on being featured!!!! Bill

  • Monica M. Scanlan
    Monica M. Scanlanover 3 years ago

    Awesome work, Hil!

  • Fred Taylor
    Fred Taylorover 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous Hilary !! I love it ! The colour is beautiful. Well done Hilary :-)

  • maria paterson
    maria patersonover 3 years ago

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