04 February 2015

Numerus Unus Hircus

numerus unus hircus

As this goat lives just down the road and therefore easy to return to, it has featured in paintings before. My intention with this picture was to start at the eye (making it the focal point)and work outwards until there was enough to capture the character. There are always people who say of this type of painting “it’s not finished” but to me it is. Do you need the other eye and the other ear or are they unnecessary extras? To us of course, not the goat. This is number one of four I am working on – hence the title.

Watercolour 30cm x 20cm