According to the Chinese Zodiac this year, 2015 is The Year of the Sheep / Goat / Ram. The sheep is known as a gentle and calm animal, providing us with warmth from its fleece. People born under the sign are said to be gentle and kindhearted with a sensitivity to art and beauty and a fondness for quiet living (I'm born in The Year of the Monkey - "quiet living" is not one of my traits but we have a couple more years before having to delve into that barrel - pun intended)
These two lovelies above, "Knit" and "Pearl" from The Grey Barn series were a lot of fun to paint, the wax medium really worked well for rendering their wooly forms. In honor of this, The Year of the Sheep I plan on continuing this series on a much larger scale.....