You know how sometimes you intuit something for sure... and other-times not-so-much? Well, I had a different color scheme for this painting in mind originally. It was going to have more yellows & gold, like a misty sunset. But somehow the more pinkish glow of the mornin emerged. And I went with it. The actual painting is more vibrant than I was able to capture with my camera.
"Cheviot Mornin" will soon be for sale in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/puciart
|CHEVIOT MORNIN, SCOTLAND, 8x10" oil painting by puci|
The Cheviot is a breed of white faced sheep which gets its name from the Cheviot Hills on the border of England & Scotland. They are a hardy sheep with a strong constitution, easy lambing, well-developed mothering instincts & fast maturity. The Cheviot on farms are being raised primarily for meat and wool.
|Google Street View, Cheviot Sheep in the Scotish Highlands|
I'm traveling with The Virtual Paintout group again, and this month we're meeting in Scotland for some virtual painting via Google Street Views. I found these sweet Cheviot sheep on Coll Island near Arinagour, in the Southern Hebrides. The island of Coll extends about 13 miles long & about 4 miles wide.The population is about 200 people (& lots more sheep!). The ferry ride from island-to-mainland takes about 3 hours. Here's a direct link to my painting inspiration: https://goo.gl/maps/mjZEHoMg1L42
|Google Maps, Scotland|