Pure Aussie Wool Series
Mixed Media 38cm x 57cm
on 425gsm Watercolour Paper
This is another for my Pure Aussie Wool Series and I have called this one "Winter Collection".
Once upon a time a couple of days ago it started with 14 sheep inspired by the references we took last year in a local shearing shed. Of course those sheep had already been shorn so whilst I used their poses and faces I added back their winter wool in my painting. So lucky this is not just watercolour as I decided to reduce the number to 13 yesterday morning and by yesterday afternoon they had been reduced to just 7. The process was the most radical adjustments I have ever done. My background colours were started with pastel tones and as my arty friends said it looked a bit nursery room. How far from this could I take it, well last night at about 5pm and after more than 15 hours over 2 days on this piece I thought this is far enough. I am really happy with my playing into somewhat semi abstract aspects. I always knew I wouldn't give up on it as I was engaged by the eyes looking at me especially the top left sheep.