Crazy About Sheep

I love sheep and I love painting sheep. I’m following a woman on Instagram from Pulaski, Tennessee. She raises sheep and takes amazing sheep pictures. Her name is Julie Refer. She has given me permission to paint her animals which has put me over the moon in happiness. ❤️❤️❤️

This is my first painting from her photo gallery. I hope I’ve done her photo justice. It is a 12″x12″ acrylic that I call it “Need to be Seen”.

Pretty Chickens

I’m not a chicken expert by a long shot, but as of late I’ve been looking at a lot of these birds. They are actually very beautiful. They seem to come in every color. It also seems they make great pets.

Now it isn’t like I know nothing about chickens. 🐔 Growing up I’ve eaten my fair share of fried chicken. I hope you don’t hold that against me. I love chicken and have found some really great chicken recipes. Chicken is like pizza it can be enjoyed hot or cold. I fear I may be digressing.

My daughter-in-law took me to a friend’s house who raises chickens. It’s her chickens that I’ve painted. These chickens were so pretty even their eggs were colorful. I completely enjoyed my visit plus her husband made the best beer ever.

I’ve already put the chicken on a board for you. 😜 I’m totally into animal shaped cutting boards. So here is my tribute to chickens!!!

Brahma Chickens

I don’t know a lot about chickens but I had a client ask me to paint his. This was the first time someone who wanted a painting didn’t have a picture to give me. He wanted me to come to his farm and take my own photographs. I did. He said paint what inspires me.

What I learned from this experience is to provide a sketch of my vision before I begin to paint. I had not done that. He assumed I was going to paint the chickens in one way but I painted them in another.

It was a learning experience and I hoped he really did love the pictures as he claimed. But next time I will approach this commission entirely different. Show a sketch then pick up a brush. These are the final paintings.