I have been having a lot of fun on a new piece I have been working on and I haven’t even put paint to canvas yet. I have spent the better part of the past two weeks with sheep. I have watched them for hours and sketched them from numerous positions. I began three sculptures from which I will paint the sheep. They will be part of a scene from the bible of the annunciation of Christ’s birth to the Shepherds. My assistant Morgan said to me the other day, while helping me build up clay on an armature, ” its crazy what you go through just to avoid working from a picture”. From these pictures you’ll see that what she should have said is “Its crazy what you make me (morgan) go through to avoid working from a picture. These were taken at a petting zoo. The goats really took a liking to Morgan.