The Beautiful Cow - With Verse
The Beautiful Cow painting was produced for the National Holstein Association to raise money for the Young Dairy Farmer program. I created this piece from images I had shot of our cows out on pasture this past spring. This is definitely one of my very favorites! It acknowledgess implicity and truth of the beloved Holstein Cow. On a quiet spring day,these Holstein cows rest with pure content and a sense of freedom...it appears to be a sort of cow heaven. The sunshine is plentiful, with a pasture of green grass spread before them like a grand banquet. Two complimentary pieces to this image are The Beautiful Cow No Verse and The Beautiful Cow Verse only. I hope you will enjoy this painting too!! View more dairy and Holstein artwork by Bonnie Mohr.
The most noble of creatures, she is referred to as the “life-giver” of all. She is the foundation on which we raise our family, a cornerstone on which we make our living, and the very center of our lives. We marvel at this unpretentious and extraordinary animal. Her credentials are the benchmark of animal productivity. She has touched our hearts and influenced our lives by her mere existence. She is the incredibly awesome Holstein cow. We have enjoyed her beauty and celebrated her presence since the beginning of time – in our culture, religion, literature and arts. Cows respond to our behavior and bare our own reflection by the way they look and the spirit of their moo. They are placid…pure and truthful in every sense. Large—but gentle, docile, curious; cows are casual and amorous in the same moment. Despite her size and mass, she is a goddess of sorts. Cows add ambiance to our pastures, our barns, and our lives. The cow is our bread and butter, our social connections, a blueprint for living, and the backbone of our prosperity. They respond to our beckon call, with comfortable ease. They will lick you, themselves, or their neighbor --who knows why. They like music while milking, green pastures for grazing, and a good hardy brush from nose to tail. We show our cows…we milk them…we chase them. We judge our cows and we score them. We love to brag about our cows, but mostly we just love them. These are the reasons we embrace long hours, low milk prices, and the hard work! When the sun is setting, and our bodies are aching We feel blessed, satisfied, and happy. In a world of so much change, cows remain a good thing…taking little and giving much. They are a gentle reminder that it is usually the simple things in life that radiate the most love and joy. Cows will come and they will go, but their influence and memories remain. On our minds and in our hearts, they have profoundly changed the well being of humanity and our world forever. We are blessed by the awesome, beautiful cow.
The Beautiful Cow Verse © Bonnie Mohr Studio. All rights reserved. Verse may not be used or reproduced in any form without permission from Bonnie Mohr Studio.