This is one of my more whimsical paintings of a mother goat and kid, with three white geese floating away in a balloon behind them. This patchwork farm scene, with a muted pastel sky and old farmstead in the distance, is from my imagination. I had fun working on the idea. It was done in oil paint. I work in both oil and acrylic paint for my county landscapes, with oil being less common. I find myself impatient with oils. As my ideas for paintings progress, they often come quicker than the layers of paint dry. I love the smell and creamy feel of oil paint when working in it though. This painting is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished edges. It comes wired to hang.

- Sharon France

Away in a Balloon!

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

12" h x 16" w x .75" d
1 lbs. 0 oz.



Sharon France
Malta, Illinois

Getting to Know Sharon

Sharon France has many fond childhood memories of visits to her grandparents’ remote Midwestern farm. She now lives on her own farmstead with her family where she paints the beauty around her. Sharon found inspiration in the work of Hudson River School Artists, Minimalists, Tonalists and Realists. When she’s not painting, she loves to hike. She currently lives in Illinois. Fun fact: her homestead includes a number of pet birds like heritage turkeys, chickens, ducks and tiny finches.