The Cow in the Field in Wilhelm Busch's Style
The Cow in the Field
in Wilhelm Busch's Style
8.3 inches by 11 inches, portrait format
Pencil and fineliner on paper
The picture "The Cow in the Field in Wilhelm Busch's Style" consists of two sections. Following Busch's typical poetry style, I added a quatrain to a sketch in pencil. The verse is in the lower half of the picture, written in Fraktur in fineliner.
"Max and Moritz" and "Maler Klecksel" fascinated me even as a child.
"Pasture landscape with red cow" served as inspiration. A well-fed cow with round shapes grazes with its eyes closed. Pure pleasure. Behind it flows the Berkel, a river in Münsterland. On the opposite bank are two groups of trees. Between them, you can see far into the Münsterland plains. Another group of trees grows in the distance. Next to the cow, trees are the highest elevation.
Loosely based on a poem in Wilhelm Busch's style:
"Sleep and doze and look around.
Move your tired mouth with grace.
Down there in the Berkelground.
Can there be some better days?"
The grazing cow in the top half of the picture has already answered the question: of course there can be no better days.