Sheep may safely graze Oils on canvas board 7 x 5 inches
A return visit to Hackthorn for my framer Graham Perkins to fit a painting for me. Armed with my camera I walked around the lanes. This picture is part of a large meadow and I selected this part for my painting.The house and its silver slate roof peeps through the trees and there is a red roof of a farm building nearby. A whole flock of sheep grazed peacefully in the field but I only wanted a few. These seven were like woolly blobs in the long grasses so I painted them like that.
I like my art to be a suggestion rather than formal reality. Capturing the essence of the place is more important to me than detail. A quiet, calm pastoral scene in rural Lincolnshire.