Meet Olvi. He was a gentle giant with a very gracious and serene soul. Olvi was 11 years old when sadly he became injured on the pasture at his work last summer. Regrettably as a result the kindest deliverance for this magnificent companion was for his owner to have him put to sleep.
He was loved immeasurably and left a chasm of emptiness in their hearts and farm in Finland. @smedisgarden.
Before painting Olvi's portrait, I had redirected the focus of my art, and for the last year have been exploring a another medium and differing the subject of animals.
My fingers were yearning for my paint brushes to yet again capture the fervour I have for painting animals, in particular the majestic Bull.