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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Animals, Sheep Walking by Joan Tavolott

When we were in Ireland I saw sheep in a lot of places but usually a few at a time.
We went to Killarney National Park in County Kerry. We had stopped at a scenic overlook to take photos. When we got back in the car and drove around the next bend, there was an entire flock of sheep and a shepherd in the middle of the road. I felt like I was in a movie, with sheep surrounding the car and moving at their own speed. Of course my camera was in my bag and by the time I got it out I was only able to get a photo of the back of one of the sheep. lol I did this sketch from that photo.


7 comments:

  1. Joan, I smile, when I read your story and see your sketch of the sheep:) The sheep looks exactly as you have drawn when she is walking. Sweet animal and your sketch is great!

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    1. Thanks, Sirkka. I remember seeing movies where people's cars were surrounded by so many sheep that they couldn't move. That is exactly what happened.

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  2. This has happened to us here in England, and as you say it is like living in a movie cliché - and yes, the camera is always in the bag and not at hand. I always love the way you show the fleece, and I like the detail of the red mark on the rump which shows that she has been serviced by the ram. Lovely painting.

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    1. Jez, thank you. I had to open the door to finally get to my camera. lol My husband thought I was crazy.

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  3. Oh your sketching is magnificent anything you create.

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    1. You are too kind. Thanks so much.

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