Saturday, January 08, 2011

Sheep- If At First You Don't Succeed

First Version-Friday

Oil on 7x5 hardboard.
On Friday afternoon I was ready to post this on the WDE at Wet Canvas. But I was running late, so decided to post it today (Sat).

But all evening long on Friday, I was nagged by the feeling that the painting had fallen short of what I had originally intended.
So this morning, throwing caution to the winds, I attacked it by adding a lot of stronger colors.
I like it better now. Glad I had to wait til today to post it.

Second Version-Saturday
Close up
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Luke 11: 2 And he said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth.3Give us day by day our daily bread.4And forgive us our sins; for we also forgive every one that is indebted to us. And lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil.


  1. ahhhh....---time to reconsider and it worked out just right. I love this sheep!

  2. I think you're are on of the best impressionist painters out there Deano!

  3. Oh wow! I am seeing knitting needles and a need to sleep in this one, Dean (as in counting sheep). How fabulous! Somehow you've captured that innate gentleness that we ascribe to sheep. Beautiful.

  4. Lovely calm expresion Dean, and youve got some really interesting texture on the sheep.

  5. Votre mouton donne envie de le caresser tant sa laine est merveilleusement bien reproduite.
    Les tonalités de couleurs employées pour le fond sont judicieuses.

  6. My gosh but you are so darned good with animals! Must be because you love them? Love her woolly coat.

  7. No guts, no glory...I think it takes courage to do what you have done, and the rewards are bountiful! Beautiful painting, Dean. The expression of the sheep is so blissful - I love it.

  8. The wool feels real to touch, more than that, there is a kind of healing energy out of that calm face.

  9. You aced this sheep Dean! Excellent job....

  10. Hey there Dean!... A good lesson to us all!

    Second effort!... Stretch!... TOUCHDOWN!!! Never give up the ship!

    Beautiful colour harmony and texture... and the the expression??? Ewe caught it ! She's beautiful!

    Good Painting!... Happy New Year!
    Warm regards,


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