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Art of the Day: Saturday October 14, 2017

Baa, Baa

- by Carol Thompson

This week's theme: Out To Pasture

pasture (ˈpɑːstʃə)
n

  1. (Agriculture) land covered with grass or herbage and grazed by or suitable for grazing by livestock
  2. (Agriculture) a specific tract of such land
  3. (Agriculture) the grass or herbage growing on it

vb
  1. (Agriculture) (tr) to cause (livestock) to graze or (of livestock) to graze (a pasture)
[C13: via Old French from Late Latin pāstūra, from pascere to feed]
- Collins English Dictionary Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition

Art: Baa, Baa by Artist Carol Thompson
"Baa, Baa"

"Two black sheep graze in a grassy meadow. Does this bring to mind an old nursery rhyme that begins; 'Baa, baa, black sheep...'?"

Artist comment: "I spend a lot of time in Tillamook, Oregon, a wonderful farming community on the Oregon coast. On one occasion I spied, in a bright green grassy meadow, a pair of black sheep. They were quietly grazing in the mid-summer sunshine. I determined that pastel would be the ideal medium by which to capture the intense contrast of dark and light while at the same time interpreting the silky texture of their wooly coats. I used soft pastel on Canson Mi-Teintes paper.

This image is available as a limited edition giclee print on paper and canvas from an original painting by Carol Thompson. Edition length is 3600 authorized, signed, limited edition prints (3500 numbered and 100 artist proofs). Please visit my website for prices and availability of the original painting.


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