The Sleeping Shepherd
Framed art print,wall canvas, mounted print and greeting card.
Mixed media, 3D, Digital Painting and photomanipulation.
A classical romantic theme using digital mediums
Wild Sheep photograph used in the artwork.
Image copyright © 2010 Shanina Conway.
Copying and displaying or redistribution of this image without permission from the artist is strictly prohibited: Note digital fingerprint
Come live with me and be my love,
And we will all the pleasures prove
That valleys, groves, hills, and fields,
Woods or steepy mountain yields.
And we will sit upon the rocks,
Seeing the shepherds feed their flocks,
By shallow rivers to whose falls
Melodious birds sing madrigals.
And I will make thee beds of roses
And a thousand fragrant posies,
A cap of flowers, and a kirtle
Embroidered all with leaves of myrtle;
A gown made of the finest wool
Which from our pretty lambs we pull;
Fair lined slippers for the cold,
With buckles of th purest gold;
A belt of straw and ivy buds,
With coral clasps and amber studs:
And if these pleasures may thee move,
Come live with me and be my love.
The shepherds’ swains shall dance and sing
For thy delight each May morning:
If these delights thy mind may move,
Then live with me and be my love.
The passionate Shepherd
Christopher Marlowe 1564-1593