Grazing

 Island sheep on a dyke

You meet sheep everywhere on the island of Ameland, except the beaches. Some are grazing on the sea dykes, naturally maintaining the dykes, keeping them whole and solid. The special Texel breed is strong and can easily stand the North Sea climate. They are perfect suppliers of the knitting wool. 

I pass multiple flocks while walking with my dog around our village. Recently I took many photographs of these little grazing beauties. So now it is time to paint them. I am thinking of a small series with sheep. Let's see where it brings us.  

Again, I only used three primary oil colours plus titanium white and burnt umber. The canvas board is 24 x 30 cm, and it is painted alla prima (or wet on wet).

View the finished painting in my gallery.




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