This was just for fun. Big Bertha is an Ohio icon……love being surrounded by farmland, whether it be crops or critters.

Pen & ink with Winsor Newton paint on Arches 140 # coldpress.


cow, animal, bovine, farm, critter, barn, pasture, milk, rural, country, livestock

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  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinover 1 year ago

    At first, I was thinking, “this is sooo you, Marsha”…but didn’t want you to take it the WRONG way :0)
    I love this, ya know!!!

  • Only you could say something like that & get by with it… crack me up so much! Glad you like it!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Albert
    Albertover 1 year ago


  • Thanks, Albert!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Lora Garcelon
    Lora Garcelonover 1 year ago

    Yaaaay! You’re painting! I love this cow :) I think of you every time I drive by Bridget the cow and her “babies”.

  • Welllllllllll, sort of……if you can call this a painting. Maybe it’ll at least get me jump started. Thanks, Lora. :)

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Dianne  Ilka
    Dianne Ilkaover 1 year ago

    Love it :)

  • Glad you do, Dianne….thank you!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Pam Humbargar
    Pam Humbargarover 1 year ago

    Lovely drawing of Big Bertha…symbolic of so many milk cows, who have fed and kept our ancestors alive over the centuries….and, still do so, to this day.

  • Thanks, Pam. They make wonderful neighbors. Love to hear them bellowing early in the morning…..rates right up there with a crowing rooster!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • PierceClark
    PierceClarkover 1 year ago

    I’m with Lora! Yaaaaay! You are painting! Cute Cow tu!!

  • I went to Pauline’s yesterday to play around… this is what happened! :)

    – Marsha Elliott

  • PierceClark
    PierceClarkover 1 year ago

    Ya know…………you really oughta do book illustrations!!! I can just see quite a story here!

  • No one’s ever asked me to!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 1 year ago

    See I told you you’d feel better painting something like a large cow. I really do like this one, Marsha, nice work.

  • Thanks, Jim…..I just knew you’d like this because of your deep seated desire to live on a farm. :)

    – Marsha Elliott

  • artwhiz47
    artwhiz47over 1 year ago

    Lovely lady. A mooooving portrait. Got milk?

  • From the looks of it, she’s got plenty! Thanks, artwhiz!

    – Marsha Elliott

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Big Bertha is adorable!!!!!

  • Thanks so much, Angie!

    – Marsha Elliott

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