Having heard on the news this morning that an Abattoir in Yorkshire was being investigated for cruelty to sheep and lambs, (kicking them in the head) . I thought I would post details from two larger paintings , that honour these beautiful animals.
1.‘Cornish sheep farm’ . I painted this in January, where the lambs and sheep are happy, well cared for and warm .
2.‘St Breaca Madonna and Child’ detail, a painting made for the Godolphin Chapel Breage.
The image of the lamb is a symbol that dates back to early Christian Art , eg The lamb of God who takes away the sins of the world, a sacrificial offering, John the Baptist, and many more references .