Saturday, January 26, 2019

Well, What Do You Know...

I mentioned that now that the folk art winter/holiday farm scene Christmas painting series is "complete" that I wanted to try something new for the upcoming year.  I love watercolor paintings, so that is definitely on the list.  

I went online looking for some painting tutorials.  You can learn to do most anything on YouTube, including how to operate a skid steer...but that's a story for another day ;-).  For now I'd love to be able to learn to paint watercolor pictures of our sheep.

There are millions of painting videos out there.  There are even several specifically for painting sheep.  How about that?  There is even one teaching how to paint a specific sheep.  What?  And that specific sheep?  Does this big brown sheep look familiar?

Well, hello there, Count Chocula!

While I wish the artist had asked for permission to use my pictures and kindly given a photo credit, we've been in contact and she's working on correcting that.  In the meantime, if I want to learn how to paint one of our sheep, it's pretty hard to beat a video of someone actually painting one of our sheep!

I'm always happy for blog readers to use my photographs as screen savers, inspiration, educational purposes...  Obviously if someone wants to use a picture for commercial purposes, that is a different story.  I'm easy to work with though, just ask :-).

Actually, speaking of commercial purposes, there are 4 Lamb Camp calendars and 9 farm calendars left...if anyone is still needing a 2019 calendar.  Sale price of $7.50 and $9.50 sound okay?


  1. A fascinating video and a lovely painting (not surprising, with such a handsome model). I’m glad the artist now understands the importance of getting permission and giving credit, and I hope other artists do too. I look forward to seeing watercolours of your own sheep created by you. Have fun learning and experimenting!

  2. That's one of the risks of putting your art online, yes, photos are art, there is always someone who will use it. I found one of my photos being used in a horse meme, never did find out who stole it from my blog, as that's the only place I had posted it.

  3. They say once you put something on the internet it's hard to keep control of it. But like you just want to be asked.

  4. I'm glad you are in contact with them, it's hard to manage content when it's out there on the web. Most people are nice and on Ravelry I've been asked by nice people about my patterns and appreciated it so much.

  5. Quite the find. Really interesting video though.
    I will look forward to seeing your own watercolor work.

  6. I know of other blogpals' photos that were swiped and used without authorization; wouldn't be surprised if mine have been, too. That's why a lot of people create watermarks....

  7. That must have been quite the surprise - to see Chocula on someone else's video. Glad they responded. Sometimes the person doesn't know who to ask....sometimes they don't try to figure it out. Can't wait to see YOUR art!

  8. Oh my, glad you got it straightened out! She should have asked. I am certain you can watercolor, I dabble in it and find it quite forgiving. :)


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