Monday, 13 September 2010

It's dogs and sheep on canvas too!

Well, the kids are back at school and my days are my own again. Although, I'm sure 9am til 3.30 pm is shorter than it used to be. I've hardly got time to gossip at the school gates and eat chocolate without children wanting some, let alone pick up a paintbrush, before it's time to go back again.

So, this academic year I seem to have started the year with labradors and sheep. I am painting the paintings that I have promised people over the years and never had time to do. But all that cow painting has stood me in good stead as it seems that labrador fur is not that dissimilar to cow and I am hoping that sheep wool is similar to a curly faced bull.

Then it will be back to painting the cows -some are currently on show at the King's Arms Charlton Horethorne, Baxters Gallery, Dartmouth and the Cottage gallery in Wedmore.
I've got to go and find some Dorset Longhorns down near Dorchester, some Highlands up on the Mendips and some Holsteins up on the hills near Sherborne. I've got some new walking boots so there is nothing to stop me now.....