Saturday, 26 October 2013

Feeling Sheepish

I am in a quandary today as I get ready for another painting day and I cannot get sheep out of my brain. We spent yesterday photographing some black faces to add to my growing collection of sheep photographs and my head is swimming with ideas of fun paintings to create in my Pure Aussie Wool series. Try as I might I cannot get inspired to tackle anything else - is this wrong? How far do you go in a series and does it interfere with you painting other subjects? These are numbers six and seven both are watercolour and collage
Pure Aussie Wool
An Evening Performance
11" x 15"

Pure Aussie Wool
Lace on Yoke
15" x 11"

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  1. Sometimes I am like this, and just have to get the subject out of my system! Just enjoy it while it lasts

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  3. Why not set yourself a target number like 100! ....by the end of which you will have discovered everything there is to know about painting sheep and you can pick the best 20 or 30 for a themed show. ..just a a thought.

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    1. 100 sounds feasible just at the moment, wonder if I will tire before then. I do have a solo exhibition booked for late next year so this could be the start of a theme. thanks Maggie

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  4. Oh my Lorraine, please don't concern yourself with the 'how many' You will paint them as long as you get joy out of it ...They'll make a great series... I can't get past 3 of anything.. LOL ! and wish I could!
    BJ btw I love this last one also, with their 'formal wear '

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    1. Barbra I too have normally tired after 2 so maybe I have found myself a subject that will give me endless joy and practice too

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  5. They're fabulous, Lorraine. I would think the only thing that should limit your works is the boundaries of your imagination. Keep going, by all means!

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    1. Thanks Terry! I think my imagination will have to work with these because even with 7 I can see the poor old sheep faces look the same.

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  6. All I can say is, keep the sheep mood coming. Both paintings are interesting! I love music and I want to know the lyrics in the top one. :)

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    1. Thanks Helen for your great feedback, no lyrics I think they are a classical trio LOL

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  7. I can relate to your concerns. I have had the same thoughts with my shoe series. I find that I come back to them from time to time. I suspect if a subject appeals you will keep coming back to it. In the meantime, just enjoy painting these little guys. They are delightful.

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  8. Just go with it Lorraine, you will know when to stop :-) But please continue for a while, really enjoy these sheep paintings of yours :-)

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  9. Looks like you´re having fun there!! :)

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  10. I love the latest two in your series, Lorraine! I see your passion in this series and I am having fun following along with them. Just keep enjoying yourself!

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  11. I love the ones in the tuxedos!

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  12. Wow Lorraine - both of these are awesome...the first one is my favorite...such inspiration and creativity. Love this series you are working on. Hope to see more. Take care.

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  13. sincere thanks for your comments on my sheep series. Must confess I have tried hard to paint something else this past week but keep coming back to these guys so look out there will be more for a while at least.

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  14. So special this series of paintings!
    They bring joy to watch and I imagine also, reading your writings, your funny time in
    painting/ creating these!
    I love ALL!!!

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  15. Loving your sheep/wool series Lorraine! What fun to have all those ideas stirring!...more hours in the days needed. :-)

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