Fences or suggestions of capture, domestication or even human consumption will be part of this series of Farm Animals. Don’t worry; I won’t show blood or knives. But no cute or pretty portraits either. I want to show the reality of keeping these animals, the mess and physical labor involved and the commitment their humans have to their welfare to hopefully highlight some of the reasons we bother.
This painting is a good way to start this series. Though donkeys are more pets than traditional barnyard beasts, their cunning and quirky personalities are a good lead in to what is still in my imagination.
I have been away, under the weather with a spell of headaches. Glad I am back and bursting with energy today. I’ll try to catch up.