Saturday, January 16, 2010

Daily painting, Sheep, Domestic animals

" Trailing of the Sheep II "
Copyright 2010 J. Bellinger
6"x 6"
An alternate title to this little painting could be "Happy Sheep"...I really enjoyed painting this image. The day I photographed the sheep going past my house was warm and sunny. I stood low in the barrow behind a phone terminal box to be obscure and not frighten the sheep. This put me at eye level with them and I loved the shots I took.


L.Holm said...

Happy Sheep is a perfect title. They really look like they're delighted to be trotting along. Wonderful painting!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Liz. I think I am happiest when I am painting aniimals! I have great new reference for zebras and White to get busy, but then there are all these canvas' that I have ready with sketchs on them..mostly landscapes..will see..

Kelley Carey MacDonald said...

Wait... Jennifer, you have 'Sheepscapes'? How very wonderful! I love this, and am amazed that you have this thing to LOOK at outside your house!

Very nice piece!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Thanks, Kelly. Yep, we live in an amazing area in central Idaho. The trees in the background of this little sheep painting is the base of Baldy Mt., world famous Sun Valley ski area. My husband has his 40 Year Pin for ski instruction...skiing is his passion! The sheep are driven to the mountains as soon as the snow leaves and then they are moved down valley in the fall. Hope to do more paintings in this series.

Gwen Bell said...

Really like the crop and the lovely wool detail!

Jennifer Bellinger said...

Ah, wool, fur, etc. Just a matter of layering. Sometimes best to do the lights when the undercolors are a bit dry or use a very loaded brush..barely touching the wet paint you are putting the new color over. That's a tip I will add in my next blog.