We are not the same sheep

 

February 2010 – Acrylic on canvas, 80cm x 60cm

I painted this to celebrate the 200th anniversary of  Antoine d’Abbadie . J’ai réalisé ce tableau pour les 200 ans de la naissance d’Antoine d’Abbadie.

The château d’Abbadie was built by Viollet le Duc between 1864 & 1879.

13 thoughts on “We are not the same sheep

  1. Beautiful new paintings Sonya – I want to walk into this one – I like the simplicity and the dramatic upwards sweep to the chateau. And the stark bare tree really makes the painting for me.

  2. I’m so excited. You haven’t posted for a while and now there’s a plethora of your paintings to look at.

    I really, really like this one. You have such a distinct style.

    The sheep lead the eye up to the house, but I almost expect to also see Christina of Andrew Wyeth’s “Christina’s World” sitting somewhere on the lawn looking up at the house.

    • Hi there. It’s true I tend to get rather sporadic with my blog & everyone elses- it’s hard to fit in doing everything- but I enjoy being part of the community we have going on here – it’s good to feel supported & appreciated. Thank-you.

  3. Thanks again. I must say that one of the first things that struck me when I arrived in the Basque Country many years ago was the brilliant green. It seemed so unusual after passing through all the golden grass in France at the end of the summer.

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