The Ram

The Ram - acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval
The Ram – acrylic painting by Heni Sandoval

The Ram is another new animal painting for my Heni’s Happy Painting etsy shop.  I love him, I love the way he is close up and right in your face. This is my third painting of animals with horns, the other two are of a bull and a goat.  Animals with horns are interesting to me;  can you imagine what it would feel like to have a horn growing from your head?  In ancient times horns symbolized strength and power.   A ram’s horn continues to grow his whole life and can weigh up to 30 pounds.  Rams use their horns for protection from predators like bears and to settle disagreements between them, like fighting for a female.

In this painting, I tried to show the sense of the power and strength this ram must feel , with his beautiful curved horns.

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