Herdwick blues

Herdwick blues

Wow! love the sheep, beautiful colours, and washes.

A lovely piece, Diana. Love all the individual expressions, so well painted.

That's a great painting Diana, I love the colours you have used 😃

Fabulous Herdwicks Diana in your signature palette.

You're the sheep whisperer, Dianna. (-: Lovely detail and bags of patience.

Another superb large-scale work Diana

Amazing painting Diana, I like the various touches of colour.

Fabulous Diana! I love Herdwicks: don’t they just ask to be painted?

Your sheep are fab Diana. Love the ones at the back trying to get a look in!

That did extremely good Diana, such detail on the faces/heads, and who doesn't like a Herdy !

Yet another fabulous painting Diana....so well done!

Love it Diana.

Beautiful colouirs and wonderful washes, Diana.

Fantastic Diana, Herdwicks are great aren’t they.

Thank you Annick. There were some amazing colours within the fleeces. Thank you Seok, those faces are so appealing! Thank you Linda. I’m kept strengthening the colours to try and liven the painting up! Thanks Carole. Yes, I got my burnt sienna and some indigo in there! Hello Jim and thank you. I have Cumbrian roots and love those sheep Thanks Dennis. Need to go smaller as getting through too much paint! Thank you Margaret . It’s surprising how strong the colour is within the wool. Hello Tessa and thank you. Yes ,they are beautiful animals. I think it’s their association with stunning countryside. Hello Louise and thank you. Yes, those at the back do look as if they want to be in the picture. Thank you Satu. I think Il have just one or two in the painting next time.

Hello Richard and yes,you can’t fail to love these sheep. Thank you Sylvia. I’m not sure about the composition but just loved them in a row like this. Thank you Barry. All credit to the photographer he is the master of Herdwicks. Thank you Cesare. The colours in the fleeces livened the painting up. Thank you Fiona. Yes,they really make me smile. The males can be so handsome and the females rather gormless looking .. Thank you Linda and Maureen. A subject close to my heart.

Just beautiful, Diana. I can picture the dog pushing them on from behind.

I love farm animals and have enjoyed seeing this wonderful painting and also the cows in your other recent upload. Keep them coming please.

Thank you Sandra. Thanks Ellen. I could watch sheep dogs at work for hours. Thank you Tony. Animals are often a far better show to watch than anything at a theatre.

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Full sheet watercolour from an image by the amazing Lakeland photographer Ian Lawson

About the Artist
Diana Boanas

Jut before retiring from teaching , I returned to painting after a 40 year gap. I did O level then half an A level in art ,followed by a bit of oil painting ,printing and ceramics as part of a primary teaching course but haven't touched it since. I was bought a sketch book and pencils while on…

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