Here is a 16" x 16" mixed media commissioned painting made for a baby-to-be-born in this the Year of the Ox. The request was to include the couple's current family of pets, 2 dogs and 3 cats, and that the calf be of the Belted Galloway breed.
So, we have my version of the Belted Galloway in a circle with the Pearl River representing the mother's home town in China. The little bird on the calf's back is made from piano music the father's mother sang to him as a child (Good King Wenceslas!) Oh, there are many little secrets hidden within the collage....and the 5 family pets are in some way included within the circle.