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Old 04-29-2012, 06:53 AM
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Title: Shed 'n Sheep
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This is a composite made up from three separate episodes of sketching. The broken-down near portion of the shed came from NE Victoria, the further section from central southern NSW, and the sheep from further west NSW --- a range of about 200km and just over a week's travel.

Painted on A3 Arches 100% cotton Rough 300gsm with Rekab and Escoda brushes.

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Wow!!! I love it! Beautiful. Thats all I can say! Well done and bravo!!!!! =)) Debs
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:14 AM
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You flatter me, Debs ! Keep that up and we shall have to meet !
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Re: Shed 'n Sheep

I adore the shed and the foliage. I think you somehow need to find a way with watercolor (a tough medium) to suggest the coats of the sheep. They're looking too smooth and consequently a bit pig like.
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Old 04-29-2012, 07:24 AM
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Lol, maybe we will one day Geoff!!!! And, its not flattery my friend, you have done here what I would love to do! It is my kind of scene, and I believe you have a wonderful skill here, and have captured the mood as well as the outback heat. There is a serenity here that I love. Not like a calm lake serenity, but a natural laziness of the Australian outback summer. =)) It rocks!!!! Debs
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dg, you knocked it out of the park with that shed and the trees in the background! Just love it as one of my favorite 'sheds' ever. Do agree with tg that perhaps the sheep could look a bit fluffier.

Smiled at that sheep looking at me from around the corner of the painting. Love that!
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totally ditto, word for word, what dana said

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I adore the shed and the foliage. I think you somehow need to find a way with watercolor (a tough medium) to suggest the coats of the sheep. They're looking too smooth and consequently a bit pig like.

I was thinking the same thing. The sheep need to look more "woolly." Otherwise, I like it.
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Old 04-30-2012, 07:59 AM
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Re: Shed 'n Sheep

Thank you Debs, Bob, Dana,La and Wassie for your looking and comments.
Yes, maybe they could look a little more wooly, but merino sheep have such dense wool that it is really only around the necks that the curly wool is very noticeable. Maybe I should soften the shadow edges. Thank you for that very valid observation. I may also soften some of the ears -- which as a feature stick out straight on merinos.
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I'm thinking that it was sheering day and they had no wool left on them !!! =))
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Wonderful shed. I agree with tg about the sheep.
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Re: Shed 'n Sheep

Beautiful painting. The two sheep on the right do look like pigs... ;-) maybe if you increase their legs just a wee bit..
Otherwise they are OK I feel.... Their coat can be worked on but even if you leave them as it is its OK. softening the coat of the sheep in shadow will help.
But beautiful composition and great shed.

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Re: Shed 'n Sheep

Thank you Debs, Phil and Ajit. I think I have bred a new farm animal --- a merino pig !!! How do I copyright it?
Looks as though I must do something about giving them a woolly feeling, doesn't it?
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High Distinction for the background and that marvellous shed. The sheepigs though are a distraction....
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