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Holsteins Optical Illusion Watercolor

How many cows do you see?

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"Holsteins" - a Vermont parody of "Pintos"
© 1994 Mike Mayone

Here is an original watercolor by Mike Malone. This is obviously a parody of Bev Doolittle's "Pintos". Mike talks about this painting in his gallery.
If you're unfamiliar with the work of Beverly Doolittle, Mike wants to explain this painting... and it's title. Back in the late '70's Bev Doolittle painted Pintos, a masterful watercolor depicting five wild Pintos against a snowy outcropping of reddish rock, typical of the landscape of the west. It brought a new level of excellence to the concept of "camouflage art".

With the greatest respect for Bev's work... and a mischievous love for parody, Mike just couldn't help but paint a "Vermont-Style" version with our black slate, white snow and "state animal" being the perfect fit.
This is a great work and if you are interested in buying it or checking out his other works you can go here or here.


Rick Hartle said...


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