I blocked in the last sheep and her two little lambs.
With the palette knife and a number 2 filbert brush I began adding texture to the sheep as well as the grass. At this point I was not sure I wanted much detail in the background. I was playing around with the idea of a suggestion of sky.
Sheep Painting Study III
oil on panel, 10x8"
But in the end, it had to be the stone wall which completed this piece for me.
North Yorkshire - it was a calm and beautiful day; the little lambs reminding me of why I love spring.