The Leigh Yawkey Woodson Art Museum in Wisconsin has organised Birds in Art since 1976, a jury selecting about 100 works for the exhibition each year. This is one of my entries: the third version of the sheep in Gunnar's meadow. First I left out the Barn Swallow not to overwork the painting but then I took it back again and I am satisfied. The bird and the nearest sheep seem to be interacting just like I felt at that point last summer. I only wish I could paint the sounds of the grasshoppers, birds, and sheep too, as well as the smell of sheep dung.