The print that is!
This is a fundraiser for our Spring Art Tour. You can support our nonprofit group MHAAA (Mount Horeb Area Arts Association)–that pays for advertising (to promote the tour), a yearly art scholarship for a local high school student, and basically allows us to hold this Mount Horeb Area Spring Art Tour every year–just by purchasing this scene from a little dairy barn near Blanchardville.
The dog is Squirt, and she IS quality control for this farm. At milking time, she can be found trotting up and down the aisles, keeping all the girls in line while they’re being milked. If anybody’s out of line, she nimbly jumps up and nips them on the nose. All the girls watch her with eagle eyes as she trots by. When milking is over, the farmer goes and opens the door, and Squirt runs around and gets them all moving. She gets the first one to go out, then dances to and fro, herding every last cow out of that barn. The farmer just holds the door open. Don’t you wish your terrier was this well-trained??!! I do.
Quality Control was originally a 6ft x 5ft oil painting, done for a solo show The Lives of Farm Dogs, in 2005. It was easily the most popular painting of this sold-out (well except for Not From Around Here) show. The poster is a standard 16in x 20in size, which will fit into any 16x20in frame you can pick up inexpensively at Hobby Lobby, Lynn’s of Madison, or any of those big box stores that I don’t want to name but that sell everything really cheap.
Go get the Quality Control poster here!