20th Century
Moving the Herd

Oil on board
Image size: 10 x 14 inches (25.5 x 35.5 cm)

This joyful painting shows a herd of sheep with shepherd and dog, travelling through an area of countryside. The shepherd drives his flock, a crook in his hands. His beloved companion, the sheepdog, runs nearby with his tongue hanging loose as he keeps the sheep in order.

The brilliant sun floods the landscape with its golden light, stretching across the golden fields from the horizon to the tops of the nearest sheep in the foreground. Calm and serenity triumph in this idyllic scene. The harmony of the deep purples, greens and yellows make a deeply saturated but cohesive scene that would brighten up any room.