Yesterday I drew this Icelandic Ram, and after researching and drawing Sheep I have come to realize each animal can become extinct from benign neglect. These animals are what is called heritage breeds, and there are not very many of them left. Small farms now breed and raise them for their wool, tender meat, and the natural color diversity of their coats. There is so much hard work done every single day by farmers to not only provide the rest of the world with food, but to contribute wool for carding, spinning, weaving and dyeing. The help and cooperation I see in farm communities, and the joyful comraderie I read on their blogs is not only interesting and informative, but spiritually uplifting. Thank you God for all the farms big and small, and for all the animals they feed, cultivate, care for and protect. Praises to these hard working people and the beautiful animals they preserve. Write if any of us get work, and let my know how your economy is doing. This Ram was drawn with prismacolor pencils on Strathmore Black Artagain paper. Have a good day!
My name is Annie and I paint under the name of Chabrier. I've worked as an artist all my adult life. I usually worked for large corporations,doing resin pours, etched glass, stain glass, sculpted architectural appointments, and paintings or murals. Most of these works can be seen in Major Hotels, Casinos in Las Vegas and Atlantic City, and in corporate and private jets. If you've ever been to Las Vegas a good example of my work is the Mirage. I sculpted the original ceiling panels, crown mouldings, base mouldings, and leaf table tops for DEC Associates the company that manufactured all these parts.
Now I am concentrating on my private art work, and trying to network with other artists. I have a husband and two grown sons, and a couple of wonderful German Shepherd dogs. I live out in the country, with emus for neigbors, and roses and fruit trees. My favorite flowers are Roses and Bearded Iris. I paint what I know and what I grow. I work from life or photographs or both. I love the San Diego Zoo and The Wild Animal Park, and love to photograph the birds there. I draw everyday for www.jellybeanstock.com and my paintings can be seen