About the Book
"Carol Santora: The Color of Cows" is the first Santora Fine Art publication, written with 'An Appreciation' and biographical notes by George A. Douglas.
Illustrated with forty full color images 'Carol Santora: The Color of Cows' presents an impressive body of Santora’s pastel art work created between December 2006 and February 2009.
“When I saw Carol’s extensive collection of Holsteins, Herefords, Guernseys, Scottish Highlanders, and Black Angus, I honestly thought her pictorial observations—facial expressions and stances—simply brilliant and delightful… Her love of animals—even their humor—is unmistakably apparent on each page of 'Carol Santora: The Color of Cows'.”
~ George A. Douglas, former editor of the Boston Post
Features & Details
- Category Fine Art
Small Square, 7×7 in, 18×18 cm
- Publish Date Feb 22, 2009
- Tags cow art, Belted Galloway, Scottish Highlander, Carol Santora, Kennebunk, Maine, pastels, Jersey, beltie, Hereford, Holstein, Angus, bovine, domestic, animals, farm, color, art, painting, pastel, cattle, cows
I feel a special connection to animals, and as an artist, I express that extraordinary bond in paint. Focusing on the horse, I portray their spirit and soul—their energy, movement and physical presence with drips and splashes of paint over texturized surfaces and simple line drawings. Whether employing vivid hues, muted tones or black and white, the colors are intuitive. I pour, drip and spray paint, tilting the canvas to move the pigments and create runs. With the assistance of a palette knife, I scrape areas, move paint and create texture. The painting develops with this process of addition and subtraction – blotting, scrubbing and sanding some areas, and layering more paint to other areas.