Pastel Cow by Margaret Stockdale

Pastel portrait of a cow on AS Colourfix board 30cm x 40cm.
This is my first attempt at painting a cow using the pastel medium.
This work was done using a combination of pastel sticks and pencils.

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Challenge Winner Painted Nature & Object Best For Mar’ 2012


  • Meg Hart
    Meg Hartabout 3 years ago

    Well done Margaret!..Love it. :)

  • Thanks Meg! Your comment helps me to feel more confident about using this medium as it is quite new to me at this stage.

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Kay Kempton Raade
    Kay Kempton Raadeabout 3 years ago

    Fantastic. It looks like I could pet her soft face.

  • Thanks Kay!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaabout 3 years ago

    Well I’d have to say that this is a pretty magnificent first attempt. I personally think you would excel in any medium :)

  • Thankyou for such a lovely comment Dianne!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • MoniqueGeurts
    MoniqueGeurtsabout 3 years ago

    Beautiful work!

  • Thankyou Monique!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • FranEvans
    FranEvansabout 3 years ago

    This is gorgeous! I’ve only tried pastel once. I can’t see how you can get such fine lines with it?

  • Thanks Fran……sharp pastel pencils will provide fine lines.

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsabout 3 years ago

    The eyes say it all Margaret…what a fabulous expression and workmanship!! have many talents!!

  • Thankyou Kate…….the eyes are my favourite area of this work!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • happypattern
    happypatternabout 3 years ago

    I love the detail you always manage to put into your beautiful work Margaret, it doesn’t seem to matter what material you use?

  • Thankyou dear Sylvia. This painting has helped me through the past few weeks, which have been very difficult. I will write soon!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Elaine123
    Elaine123about 3 years ago

  • Thankyou!!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Trudi's Images
    Trudi's Imagesabout 3 years ago

    So beautiful and so detailed, gorgeous work, such soft eyes

  • Thankyou very much Trudi!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonabout 3 years ago

    Incredible work Margaret. Don’t you think pastel is a wonderful medium?? You have certainly mastered it with this painting!

  • Thankyou Lynda……this is a most encouraging comment coming from a such a great pastel artist as yourself!! I am enjoying this medium emormously! It allows for so much experimentation and freedom of expression. I could never imagine becoming bored using pastels!

    – Margaret Stockdale

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