Thursday, December 17, 2009

Ewe on Parchman Farm (SOLD)

Parchman farm was a 16,000 acre prison in Mississippi. This painting started out as a rural landscape of South Dakota. It had a barn, an old house and a concrete silo, with a big open pasture in the foreground. I thought the pasture needed something. So I added the sheep. Then I realized that the sheep really didn't need the house, the barn or the concrete silo. Sometimes the things I have the hardest time parting with are the things I need the least.
This painting is sold to a repeat collector


Marilyn M. King said...

Now that just made me laugh out loud!
I think the house and barn are still there, just behind the sheep.
Interesting use of yellow. Works for me.

AutumnLeaves said...

I have to admit that I got a chuckle out of your story to go along with this painting. I think this little sheep is fabulous, Rick! The colors just jump right out and honestly? I want to chat and pet this guy!



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