Bessie the Bovine



Did you know that many nicknames for cows connect to one word: “Boss.” “Boss” is the word for cow in Latin.

It became a popular term in American culture when referring to bison before it came to be another way of saying cow. The spelling changed with time as some farmers deemed a cow to be a “boss.” The boss would be the cow leading the herd to the milk parlor and started to be called “bossy.”

As you might imagine, “Bossy” became “Bessie” or “Bess.” So here’s my version of Bessie the Bovine, painted with alcohol inks. If you’re a cow lover, fan of farm art, or have a country motif, Bessie would make a charming addition to any room.

This original piece of alcohol ink farm art is protected with several coats of Kamar varnish and an archival UV protectant to seal and prevent fading. Still, displaying alcohol inks in direct sunlight is not recommended.

Please note due to computer monitors (and lighting) differences in colors may vary slightly.

NOTE: Mats and frames are not included, they are for display purposes only.
The painting does NOT include the watermark seen on this image. All photos and artwork © Debra Jason. All rights reserved.

Size: 8 1/2″ x 11″ (unmatted & unframed)
Price includes free shipping & handling in the contiguous U.S.