Charging Bull after Altamira, 4 x 4 inch oil on panel
© 2013 Kathleen Coy
Continuing my week of cave paintings, here is another one of my favorites, from the Altamira Cave in Spain. This piece was a joy for me to paint. I have great reverence for bulls - not only for their awesome strength and power, but the fact that bovines represent life deep in the human subconscious. At least, they do in mine. And I'm sure they did to the first artists who painted them so often. Being a Taurus probably doesn't hurt, either.