Saturday, March 3, 2012

Arizona Centennial Art Project...Cattle

Calf, AZ Centennial Art Project/5 C's
6"x6" oil 

Hi everyone, This is part of the series of 100 paintings for the AZ Centennial art  project about the 5 C's, cattle, copper, climate, citrus and cotton. 

Cattle is one of the 5 C's of Arizona. In this painting I have depicted a young calf from Southern Arizona. Cattle were first brought to the Arizona area by the Spanish. Cattle drives crossed Arizona from Texas on their way to the markets in Los Angeles. Evently, cattle were raised in Arizona and bound for the LA market on trains.

For more information on the Arizona Centennial Art Project go to our blog.

Becky Joy

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