Krystal was commissioned to paint one of the fiberglass cows made famous by the Chicago Cow Parade, a large exhibit of street art featuring life-sized fiberglass cows. Buttercup was painted with acrylic paints, and then sent to an auto body shop for a protective clear-coat. She is now out to pasture in Marin County, California.
Buttercup was a lot of fun, and really brought out an enthusiastic response from everyone that viewed her. Please contact Krystal if you are interested in having your personal landscape painted on one of these bovines from CowPainters.com.
Buttercup | acrylic on fiberglass | 2001 | sold
Poppy, a table-top, smaller scale version of Buttercup, was a greater challenge than first anticipated. Anchoring the image to the base by painting the legs as tree trunks tied the entire piece together. The effect is to give the viewer a glimpse through the trees to a golden hillscape typical of rural Northern California. The base is painted as a bed of leaves and poppies in dappled light.
Poppy | 17.5" x 21" x 9" | acrylic on fiberglass | 2002 | sold
Both Sundown and Poppy were done for Marin/Scapes, an art sale and fundraiser for the Bucklew Foundation. The goal of the Bucklew Foundation is to assist mentally disabled adults learn work and living skills, in order to live more independently.
They work one on one with their clients to insure their success in the program. After graduation, Bucklew continues to monitor and council their clients to offer any assistance they may need to maintain their independence. Held every year on the 4th of July weekend, this invitational show hosts around 30 artists at the historic Escalle Winery in Larkspur, California.
Sundown | 12" x 16" x 5.5" | oil on fiberglass | 2008