I painted this scene from my imagination. After visiting the English countryside a few years ago I fell in love with all the sheep grazing throughout the countryside. Maybe it is because here in the southeastern US we don't seem to have too many sheep. I want to paint more landscapes with sheep in the future, so stay tuned.
I painted this at a C&C Painting Journeys Workshop I took in Athens, AL this past weekend. C&C are Carole Foret and Claire Kayser, they conducted a fun and inspirational workshop at Carole's Athens studio. They host great workshops and if you are interested their website is http://www.caroleandclaire.com/ . I was happy with the way this painting turned out.
"NC Hay Field" oil on linen panel. I am struggling with what medium to paint in. On one hand acrylics are fast, easy and have no odor. But, oils just have a certain "look" that appeal to me. As always, I welcome comments.
Welcome to my painting blog! Yes, I realize I should post an actual picture of a painting if I am to have a painting blog, I'm working on that. I have found the best light to photograph a painting is outdoors. It has been stormy and rainy the last few days so I am waiting on the sunshine.
First of all, I want to thank Carole Foret for inspiring, encouraging and instructing me on starting this painting blog! Carole is an inspiration to me and my painting. I took her Creative Spirit workshop over the winter and if anyone reading this is close to Athens, AL this workshop is a must do. Please check out her website at www.caroleforet.com . Carole is not only a great artist, teacher, wife and mother but she also is the drummer for a Christian Band www.sistergracemusic.com ! Thank you, Carole, for helping me to realize painting is my gift from God and I should use it!
I am hoping to have the first picture of a painting posted by the end of the weekend!