I have now finished my big painting, 80 x 80 cm, of my favourite breed of sheep, the hardy Swaledale. This picture shows them during a harsh North Yorkshire winter to which they are so well adapted. They look so stoic as they stand against the cold North East wind and are always curious to see a visitor or two.
I liked the little group on the hill so much I decided they deserved to feature in their very own painting and so this little painting 50 x 40 cm was born.
The feel of the painting is quite different, much warmer so maybe I am already looking forward to spring! This will be my last painting of sheep for 2012 but I am really looking forward to visiting The North Yorkshire Moors in 2013 for more inspiration.