Boreray ewe


Like this a lot James and always good to support rare breeds

Super sheep and like the outer edges effect you’ve achieved.

Thank you Heather and Christine. The splattered and flowing edges reflect my ambition to develop a more expressive style. Still some way to go!

Lovely portrait

Hang on Studio Wall

Boreray sheep are a rare primitive breed, classed as 'vulnerable' by the Rare Breeds Survival Trust. I met this one while visiting a flock in County Durham. Painted with watercolour over an ink drawing on hot-pressed paper.

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James Underwood

Other than sketching on agenda papers during tedious committee meetings, I started drawing and painting only after several years in retirement. Then, almost 70 years old, I first attended an art course. Still so much to learn, thankfully! — “Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is…

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