The artist as opportunist

cows sheltering

"Sheltering" by Helen White

I chanced upon these cows in August during a walk at Silchester and the whole composition, the way the two cows were standing looking back over their shoulders towards me, was so irresistible that I took a series of shots on my iPhone, just in case I could use them.

 

 

Out of several shots taken, there was just one that stood out from the rest, with the potential to be turned into a drawing. The original was marred by poorish lighting and barbed wire but with a bit of tweaking on Photoshop it was more than useable and the outcome was this wet-and-dry soluble pencil drawing which I’ve just uploaded onto my website – Limited Edition giclee prints will be available to purchase soon!

About Helen White

Helen White is a professional artist and published writer with two primary blogs to her name. Her themes pivot around health and wellbeing, expanded consciousness and ways of noticing how life is a constant dance between the deeply subjective and the collective-universal, all of which she explores with a daily hunger to get to know herself better. Her blog Living Whole shines a light on living with high sensitivity, dealing with trauma and healing from chronic health issues. Spinning the Light is an extremely broad-based platform where she elucidates the everyday alchemy of relentless self-exploration. A lifetime of "feeling like an outsider" slowly emerged as neurodivergence (being a Highly Sensitive Person with ADHD, synaesthesia, sensory processing challenges and other defecits overlapping with giftedness). All of these topics are covered in her blogs, written from two distinct vantage points so, if you have enjoyed one of them, you may wish to explore the other for a different, yet entirely complimentary, perspective.
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