Artwork by L’Adelaide. All rights reserved.
I’ve always loved fat, fluffy sheep.
However rarely are they actually fluffy but rather matted and full of stickers.
I have seen them sprawled and stuck in a muddy field because their extreme wooliness weighed them down, especially after a rain.
But no worries ~
They always managed to call a kindly farmer who would come give them a shove.
These sheep are at the beach, basking in pink sunset light.
This painting did not start out as pink sheep on a beach!
It was splashes of water and paint on white paper.
I’d had a vague dream of a beach and the color had remained in my mind.
Painting with watercolor is always, by it’s essence, a mystery.
It forces the artist to let go of attachments to a specific outcome.
A good thing.
Damn, and just when I was starting to get it!
~ Edgar Degas on his deathbed.