Ding & Dong are twin hereford calves who were lovingly raised by a Vermont farmer. His wife asked me to paint them for a Christmas gift and I was happy to do so. She reported that he loves this memory of when they were small. Depicting animals is something I enjoy and it’s always great to be able to make celebrations special for others! I like how the calf on the left has a slightly larger and lighter face than the other calf, drawing attention as the center of interest. I also liked painting Springtime just as Winter has arrived. The grass will be green here once again!