The last time I was in the English countryside, I was enamored by the idyllic sight of sheep grazing in green meadows. I did some paintings of these scenes. My paintings came out okay and even sold, but when I looked at the sheep I had painted, I thought they sort of had the physique of a beagle dog. That should come as no surprise to any of you who know me since we have owned several beagles and I drew them constantly. I rarely draw sheep as I don't run into sheep very often in my neighborhood. When I am in England next week and see fields of sheep, I am going to be prepared. I have been proactive in my preparations for this upcoming trip and have studied and practiced exactly what sheep look like. Their noses were rather challenging to draw so I plan to view them from a distance.
I have also practiced drawing European hares in case I meet any who want their portraits painted.