Here's another old post from 2017 that never got posted!!!!!!!
A few weeks back my friend Joan and I were at the St. Cloud Art Crawl. I took some of my animal paintings. The above 'Mom and Lamb' painting were among them. I grew up on a farm, but we didn't have any sheep. My grandpa has some, but he lived down by Redwing and we didn't get down there often enough to do any work with them.
St. Cloud has a state college and during the art crawl the students come out for it, I guess for something different to do - some interested and some along for the ride. There was this one particular group with about 5 or 6 students. They milled around for a while and drank some free wine. I noticed one guy, looked like a farm boy, was looking at all my farm animal paintings. He told one of his friends to come and take a look at my 'Mom and Lamb' painting. The two of them stood in front of it and he said, 'That would never happen! The black face is dominant and you would never get a pure white lamb from her. The lamb would have some kind of dark spots on her.' That just made me smile at this 'farm girl's' cluelessness :) :) :)
As I told Joan the story I laughed at myself and she said, 'well, she's adopted!!!' So, now she's my adopted baby.
Jacob's spotted and striped sheep...
It reminds me of the Bible Story I learned about in Sunday School in Genesis 30:25-43 about Jacob's spotted and speckled sheep and goats. I thought about painting some spots on her, but decided I like the adopted Idea better... we as believers in Jesus Christ have been adopted by GOD into his family.
Here is a post from 2017 - Wow, do I get distracted sometimes and not finish what I've started!!! I decided to post it now so you can see the painting process. If you have any questions, leave a comment below.
I have been painting (watercolor) my second book, 'You Never Guess What I Saw...' and need a break. I was in the mood to paint some oils. Unfortunately, I decided to finish an older painting and ruined a whole painting :( :( :( To say the least, I was not happy! So, not to give up, I painted an oil painting of this baltimore oriole. I photographed the progress. Here it is...
Check out my new gallery page, 'Illustration.' I have completed the illustrating of 'Marshmallow Clouds and Candy Cane Trees,' written by Mary Lee Moore. It has been a fun and learning process. We are looking into self-publishing it, hopefully by the end of the summer. I'll keep you posted.
Hi. I have been a studio artist, art instructor and illustrator for the past 30 years
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