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Medium: Acrylic on Canvas

Size: 33.5 x 49.5 in.

Featured at ArtFields 2014

Artist Statement

Richard Johnson

Florence, SC

People who saw me working on this painting seemed to enjoy the story about the goat in the painting. When my wife and I were honeymooning in the mountains of North Carolina, we went to Carl Sandburg's estate in Flat Rock, North Carolina. While we toured the farm area and were looking at some baby goats, an older Nubian goat came up behind us. Cindy felt a tug at her pocketbook and found that the goat had eaten a hole in it while we had stood there. I thought it was funny and took some photos of the goat. Recently I was looking through some old photos and found the photo. My wife is a florist so in the painting I have the goat eating flowers in the yard. I collect old bottles and have all the bottles in the painting. I also love the spring colors in the fields when the fields turn red, yellow, and purple as I painted them in my painting. I hope people will get as much enjoyment out of looking at this painting as I got out of doing it.

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