Tuesday, 10 July 2012

Here a sheep, there a sheep.


Arran Hill Farm
Oil on canvas  12 x 10"
Bridget Hunter 2012

Where I live, wherever I look, there are sheep, usually the Blackfaced Hill Sheep, hardy wee souls. It's the same when I visit the islands off the West Coast to sketch and paint.
They are such a part of the landscape that you almost forget their presence. And it's a bit of a dilemma as to whether to include them in a landscape painting. But in this oil I decided to include a few to add to the character of the farm.

10 comments:

  1. I was so fascinated by the combining of purples with cremes that I hardly noticed the 'wee' ones... beautiful!

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    1. Thankyou for visiting. I'm always struck by the pinks, purples and oranges in the bracken and grasses.

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  2. Love the rich plums used for the distant hills. Also, do like the gate opening in the foreground !

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    1. If I had one favourite colour it would be that aubergine type colour. It's even in my furnishings LOL

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  3. Bridget, I love that you added the sheep! Your colour palette is rich and can I say it "farmy" in a very good way! xo

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    1. Thankyou Carole. I like that word "farmy".

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  4. How I love your paintings, Bridget!

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    1. Thankyou Robyn - your words are always encouraging.

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  5. beautiful!

    and those black faced sheep are so much nicer than our plump lowland flocks

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  6. I know what you mean Vivien - they always look ready for anything and worldy wise.

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