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bighorn sheep

Gwenn Seemel
Ram tough (Bighorn sheep)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

In this series, the only other painting with such unrealistic colors is this one. That’s not something I do a lot in my portrait work, but sometimes I do. To learn more about the making of this painting of bighorn sheep, watch this vlog. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image—the book can be read and purchased here.

...and other boys are never interested in partnering with girls.

Among bighorn sheep, males and females live separately, coming together only during the mating season. Throughout the year and even during the rut, rams engage in extensive homosexual behaviors with each other.