Portrait heads – sheep

In August our local sheep farmer brings a flock to our field to eat the grass. They usually stay until the grass stops growing in November which gives us the chance to get to know them. It is like welcoming a new intake to school. Each year soon develops its own personality and group think. It is an all-girls school. Beyond their similarities there are always one or two who stand out for their individual characteristics: “follow me” bossiness – as often ignored as followed, intelligence or lack of, boisterousness, beauty, fearfulness, aggression, shyness. Last year I decided to start a series of sheep portraits which I will add to in the future. We have two main breeds – Suffolk and Texel.