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Pastel on AS Colourfix board. 50cm x 70cm.

Freda is a Hereford cross heifer. She has always been a little odd, a bit of a character, somewhat strange, so I was interested in trying to capture that quirkiness in this pastel portrait.
I have used a combination of pastel pencils and sticks.


  • Maria  Gonzalez
    Maria Gonzalezover 2 years ago

    amazing work, love it!

  • Thankyou Maria!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 2 years ago

    Amazing work! Hard to believe you are still only a “beginner” at pastels. Looks like you have been doing them for years!

  • Thankyou Dianne…….believe me, I still feel like a beginner…!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 2 years ago

    She is REALLY fabulous Marg! What a beautiful use of the pastel medium. Love it!

  • Thankyou Lynda…….very encouraging from an experienced pastellist!!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • REKHA Iyern [Fe] Records Canada
    REKHA Iyern [F...over 2 years ago

    Love the face! Beautiful Moo-Moo, XO-Rekha!

  • Thankyou Rekha!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Helen Akerstrom Photography
    Helen Akerstro...over 2 years ago

    Character plus Margaret!

  • Thanks Helen…….she is certainly a character!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Kate Adams
    Kate Adamsover 2 years ago

    Your work is amazing Margaret, you breath so much life into the portrait!!…wonderful work!!

  • Thankyou Kate………I think I just feel really attached to the animals.

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Cindy Schnackel
    Cindy Schnackelover 2 years ago


  • Thankyou Cindy!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • artwin1
    artwin1over 2 years ago

    I LOVE HER quirky or not.

  • Thanks artwin 1!!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • Norah Jones
    Norah Jonesover 2 years ago

    She’s a gorgeous little cow Margaret, just love your animals!!!

  • Thankyou Norah!!

    – Margaret Stockdale

  • sarnia2
    sarnia2over 2 years ago

  • Thankyou very much!

    – Margaret Stockdale

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