On my way to the Canalside farm shop in Great Haywood I pass Tixall Farm
On a recent visit I asked the farmer if could sketch and take photos of the sheep and their lamb. He was happy for me spend an hour, I find it is always better to ask permission.
I worked mainly from the from the photos on this studio painting of the sheep and lambs. The main ewe in the picture was very curious to know what I was up to and stopped grazing to watch, as for her lamb - well it carried on munching the lush grass.
An original oil painting by Lisa Oakley
Oils on canvas