Friday, 17 October 2014

Baa Baa Black Sheep.

This is the first painting in what I hope will be a series depicting nursery rhymes. Can you guess what this one is called?

Some say Baa Baa Black Sheep is about the slave trade. Some say it is about a 16th-century tax on wool.

Of course, when I was a child I simply thought it was about a black sheep, three bags full of wool, a master, a dame and a little boy who lived down the lane. If only life could stay so childishly simple and uncluttered by the awful realities.

'Baa Baa Black Sheep' by John Bain. Oil on canvas. 16 x 12 inches.
I think if you click on the picture it will enlarge.