Blue Cow

Meet Blue Cow. He stands unique from any cow painting, and honestly any painting I've have yet done. 
One of my favorite quotes explains this cow perfectly:
“Both yoga and art aim at the same thing, that is, to re-establish our personal connection with the world around us according to our own inner creativity. To render body and mind a conduit through which the creative energy can flow freely, unimpeded by outer restrictions, in trust that this energy, being apart of the universal energy, is ultimately pure and joyful!”
           -Dona Holleman
The colors hold a special meaning to me. Ive seen these glowing turquoise and blue hues in a meditative place. I experienced these glowing colors in Savasana (corpse pose) years ago in a yoga class. Ever since then, I imagine these luminous colors in meditation when my mind wanders. They ground me in times where my minds moving 1,000 miles per hour, bringing me to a place of balance and peace. I find these colors to be a refreshing wave of tranquility. After seeing them in that meditative mindset, I tried to create/paint the ethereal glow in which I experienced. ‘Blue Cow’ un-intentionally, maybe subconsciously, turned into the colors that I have yet to be able to express/illustrate onto a canvas. I took a big blank canvas and wanted to allow my mind to take this painting to where ever it desired. I have never done a painting with such few colors, nor have I ever left a background of a painting white. I think the simplicity illustrates exactly what I experience when I my mind engulfs in these colors in mediation. A breathe of fresh air. Clarity. 

While finishing painting this cow, my roommate walked into the house in disarray, stressed from her day. I could feel her energy was frazzled. She looked at the painting and paused, shortly following with, “This cow just spoke to me." She felt the rejuvenating energy that these colors give me. It moved me feeling her connecting with the painting so strongly. I hope for the viewers of this painting to experience the same. 

| 30x30 |  oil on canvas |  

This cow will be added to my online shop, along with many more, August 31st at 9am EST. 

 

To few more images, follow link to my Facebook page, "Katie Jacobson Artist Page": 
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