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Jan 2010This work is an extract from the original painting of the same name posted last week. It focuses on two brothers shearing and competing for the most sheep sheared. The scoreboard shows Bryce winning by two sheep….
australia, brothers, diko, fleece, oil painting, on the farm, shearing, sheep, woolshed, working hard
Hi Linda,Thanks so much, much appreciated
Excellent Diko, great folk art piece , I wish I had your talent. I did get an ‘o’ level in art at school exams. Became a painter and decorator afterwards, how dumb is that. Keep up the brilliant work mate, kind regards mark.
Hi Mark,You really put pressure on me with your comment on “What’s for Tea Luv…”, I wasnt sure if i could emulate or improve. Comments like yours keep me striving to do better. What’s wrong with painting and decorating, NOTHING!. Great profession and people are always pleased with a good result
Wonderful as usual Diko..I never tire of looking at your work…great detail…love the creases in the clothing..I always find this difficult…and those muscles……mmmmm!!!!!!" a fav …
Hi Kat,Thanks so much for the wonderful comment. I am truly inspired by the comments and will keep doing my best
It’s the sign of a great painting if you can extract a detailed part of it.Cheers Neil
Hi Woodie,Thanks for your generous comment. I really appreciate the encouragement.
Oo I know, that this kind work was in Australia very common. Beautiful work
Hi Meeli,I am glad you like this piece. The work is strenuous and intensive. The shearers get used to this and are very competitive in their approach. The scoreboard in the back shows who is winning.
Congratulations Diko!!!. I heard the story behind the title of this work. What a great job, love the colours and the depth of this piece.
Congratulations..you have been featured in the First Things Group
Hi Janis,Thank you very much for the feature. Great news to start the week
Hi Diko, a fine job you have done on this piece of work, love it! Last summer I came across a shepherd shearing sheep with the old scissor clippers, apparently he is known as ‘the last shepherd’, he was shattered in the midday sun and he still had another 30 sheep to do. He kindly allowed me to take photos of him and the sheep and of course his dog, great reference material for paintings. Well done again my friend. Regards Joe
Hi Joe,Didn’t notice that you commented on this previously.Thanks for the feedback. Great story about “the last shepherd” buy the way…The people who commissioned me for this work didn’t have to many photos and what they asked was for me to paint the departed father. (He can be seen in the full size work on RB also.) I am really pleased they like it.
Not surprised you were pleased with it Diko and the family too. Fantastic reminder of a loved one that will last forever. Well done. Joe
Great work! Please consider entering this image for the challenge People celebrating December Holidays in the human condition (closes 8 hours from now)