Tuesday, May 25, 2010

How the painting came to be

Where did we get this crazy idea? Well, in this video, Bonnie tells you. She'll refer to Gary who is Gary Vorpahl, our Director of Marketing. Bonnie will also tell you how she came up with (and labored) over the look of each cow. One thing is for certain — she certainly captured each breed's uniqueness! We cannot wait to show you the finished piece. . .let's start the countdown now. The unveiling will take place on June 8; that's only 14 days away! Yay!

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Tuesday, May 18, 2010

First Look at the Third Step

As the date of the unveiling of the Foster Mothers of the Human Race painting approaches, we’d like to share the third view of the Holstein head. The first was the pencil sketch, the second was the underpainting, and the third is the Holstein head with color added, but without final details. The background in color has not been added at this point.
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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

She's a real dairy farmer, too!

The artist of our brand new Foster Mothers of the Human Race painting is certainly entrenched in the realities of today's dairy industry. She lives (and breathes) it every day on her family's dairy farm located in Glencoe, McLeod County, Minn., just an hour from the Twin Cities. Learn about Bonnie's background filled with cows in this video message from Bonnie!

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Monday, May 3, 2010

Original Foster Mothers revealed

We are often asked if the cows in the original Foster Mothers painting were actual cows of the day. Today, watch as we continue our interview with former magazine Art Director James Baird. He will share with us how the original painting came about and we'll find out who those cows really are.

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