Cows have great expressions and this black and white cow was staring over a hedge, watching the world go by. I’ve got a thing for black and white animals at the moment and I couldn’t resist painting her. I also loved the blues of the sky and her coat against the the oranges and pinks of her muzzle.
I have just finished this painting of a curious hen. This girl is quite a character, always to be found in the thick of the action and with an endless curiosity about whatever the humans are doing! Always on the look out for something nice to eat or somewhere interesting to perch.
I’ve been working hard on new paintings for the last two months, getting paintings finished for my new show, Cats, Dogs and Other Animals, at Ripley Arts Centre in Bromley next week. This one is Louisa, a Hebridean sheep. They are very beautiful sheep and a joy to paint. This is a 12×12 inch acrylic painting on board. If you want to see her you’ll need to come along to the Ripley Arts Centre, the show is on until August the 28th.
One of the black Hebridean sheep from the Ashdown forest flock. This is an oil painting on board. It took ages to get it right and I very nearly abandoned it. But all of a sudden it seemed to come together.
I’m glad it did because these eyes are quite something.