The Jacob Sheep is one of my most favourite breeds. I have made the black and white Jacob important by standing on the green sleigh. The Shetland ram is in sharp contrast colour-wise, but I never tire of painting sheep and like to single out unusual breeds.
I wanted to achieve a black, white, and brown composition with the quilt as a blaze of colour and a means of raising the temperature.
The family home in the background signifies the ever-constant relationship with these sheep and humans with animals in general.