Spring Lambs at Tixall Farm by Lisa Oakley

On my way to the Canalside farm shop in Great Haywood I pass Tixall Farm

On a recent visit I asked the farmer if could sketch and take photos of the sheep and their lamb. He was happy for me spend an hour, I find it is always better to ask permission.

I worked mainly from the from the photos on this studio painting of the sheep and lambs. The main ewe in the picture was very curious to ekow what I was up to and stopped grazing to watch, as for her lamb – well it carried on munching the lush grass.

An original oil painting by Lisa Oakley- available to purchase in the Lisa Oakley Artist Store