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An extreme degree of difficulty, 2 months in the execution. Watercolour (my favourite medium), on CANVAS.

Uniquely different –  a WATERCOLOUR (artist quality) original artwork painted onto canvas.

Painted as a proud Aussie. A rural Australian story – past, current times, and the future. A unique view into rural life of Australia. The traditions handed down for Merino sheep breeders. As a child I stood in judging rings at the Adelaide Royal Show and other places, as a dog handler. I know the trepidation that this young guy feels, and is reflected in his face. He represents the future. His over-sized coat, freshly pressed, and turned up at the sleeves, and over-sized on the shoulders. And the sheep! It almost walks off the canvas! A nose of velvet, and lush, deep fleece – but even more, its sense of calm – resting its chin on the young boy’s arm.

It is contrasted with the man next to him, with an unkempt coat. And behind, probably show officials, probably men who once stood where this boy is standing, feeling the same anxious moments. For them it is country life, a tradition. Having a good yarn, but showing their involvement in their body language, their clothing that is probably outdated for these times (particularly the hat), earthy men, men of the land, and that land is Australia!

I am proud to have painted this scene. It wasn’t easy. Working on a canvas with watercolour, so that the image would stand out rather than a work on paper. The watercolour ground on the canvas presented a real challenge, as, sometimes it would accept my paint, and other times not. But I continued on, and in the end, used the ground to enhance the wool of the sheep’s coat, adding texture for 3D effects. And yes, there are so many reasons I am proud of this work. And proud of the Australian spirit that lives on in this boy, and others like him. Thank you to all our rural Aussie farmers who often do it so tough. This is a personal reflection of my own heritage.

The sides are painted, continuing the painting (see detailed photo), but it can be framed if desired.

All care is taken to represent my artwork, due to computer monitors and other device screens, colour, and also size in hanging ‘suggestion’, can vary. Signed, with COA provided. Protective artwork sealer used on surface. 24×24. Ready-to-hang.

A Woolly Experience – Sheep Show

Jillian Crider

AUD$1,200
Size: 61w x 61h x 3.8d cms
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An extreme degree of difficulty, 2 months in the execution. Watercolour (my favourite medium), on CANVAS.

Uniquely different –  a WATERCOLOUR (artist quality) original artwork painted onto canvas.

Painted as a proud Aussie. A rural Australian story – past, current times, and the future. A unique view into rural life of Australia. The traditions handed down for Merino sheep breeders. As a child I stood in judging rings at the Adelaide Royal Show and other places, as a dog handler. I know the trepidation that this young guy feels, and is reflected in his face. He represents the future. His over-sized coat, freshly pressed, and turned up at the sleeves, and over-sized on the shoulders. And the sheep! It almost walks off the canvas! A nose of velvet, and lush, deep fleece – but even more, its sense of calm – resting its chin on the young boy’s arm.

It is contrasted with the man next to him, with an unkempt coat. And behind, probably show officials, probably men who once stood where this boy is standing, feeling the same anxious moments. For them it is country life, a tradition. Having a good yarn, but showing their involvement in their body language, their clothing that is probably outdated for these times (particularly the hat), earthy men, men of the land, and that land is Australia!

I am proud to have painted this scene. It wasn’t easy. Working on a canvas with watercolour, so that the image would stand out rather than a work on paper. The watercolour ground on the canvas presented a real challenge, as, sometimes it would accept my paint, and other times not. But I continued on, and in the end, used the ground to enhance the wool of the sheep’s coat, adding texture for 3D effects. And yes, there are so many reasons I am proud of this work. And proud of the Australian spirit that lives on in this boy, and others like him. Thank you to all our rural Aussie farmers who often do it so tough. This is a personal reflection of my own heritage.

The sides are painted, continuing the painting (see detailed photo), but it can be framed if desired.

All care is taken to represent my artwork, due to computer monitors and other device screens, colour, and also size in hanging ‘suggestion’, can vary. Signed, with COA provided. Protective artwork sealer used on surface. 24×24. Ready-to-hang.