Friday, January 23, 2009

Study: Autumn Farm


You don't see many small herds of Holsteins wandering pastures in rural America: the new dairy model is the "Confined Animal Feeding Operation"--thousands of cows lined up in stanchions, producing milk full of antibiotics and hormones, waste that's polluting their community's ground water, and (unlike this Vermont farm) not much in the way of motifs for landscape painters.

5 comments:

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Yes, I drink milk. Yes, I eat meat. This still breaks my heart :(
Your color sings, Susan.

Anita said...

Wonderful colours! I hate confined animal farming - I thought they had finally realised that it was not a good thing.

Terry Banderas said...

I enjoy the brilliance in your work. Beautiful scenery and beautiful work.

Sherry said...

Your comments about the passing of small family dairy operations are so true, and for me, sad. The brilliant colors you employ here are very appealing, and it's interesting that my eyes go to the cow in the foreground first, even though she is in shadow

Candy Barr said...

Indeed beautiful... On the subject, check out activist film "What is the Martrix?" by www.freerangestudios.com/ my friend's son in law animated studio in Berkley CA.