"Grazing Gertie" is part of a series. This is #3 in the series.
Gertie the Goat was inspired by the Victorian portraits of stuffy old ladies in the museums. When I look at them, I admire the artwork, but am curious about why these "ladies" have portraits painted of them. Why is a cute goat not the subject of a formal portrait? So, I went and painted a portrait of a goat and named her Gertie. Her smile is a bit Mona-Lisa-ish. No?
The frame takes the formal portrait to the next level.
Queen Gertie was happy and proud to be crowned by daisies. Now, Grazing Gertie is enjoying the daisies while giving us a little wink.
She's always a conversation starter.
Artist: Rami Dalal
Painting: Oil on Wood
Size: 19.5 W x 20.5 H x 1.5 D in