FAT GOAT FARM and artist, JOE THOMAS. LOOK at THESE DONKEYS!!!! Covet.






Our art gallery in Paso Robles is a co-op where local artists rent their section/space where they display their work in a museum/retail environment.  If the artist is there, you have an opportunity to chat and often watch them work.  I love going there!

Well, on Friday, I was downtown and had time to kill… so I ran over to the art gallery to check out what was new.

WOWEE WOW WOW.

I am in love and covet this enormous charcoal drawing of mini donks.  I think the drawing is actually bigger than lifesize.  It is 8ft x 6 ft.  HUGE.

THIS charcoal drawing is 8ft x 6 ft. It is HUGE!!! I LOVE IT AND I COVET IT.

A closer view.

He also had a cat… it was huge, too! After I spoke to the artist, he said he was still perfecting this one…

Up close…

This is a photo I grabbed from a small video on his website. My photo is small but the drawing is HUGE.  Bunny in a basket.  Perfect for Easter.

THE ARTIST – JOE THOMAS from Fat Goat Farm!

This photo is from the website. It is kinda small and hard to make-out… but it is the artist, standing in their fruit orchard, drawing on a huge sheet of paper.

The artist was not in the room, but there were cards.  I grabbed one.   Joe Thomas from Fat Goat Farm. 

I ran to my car and texted him – I was so excited about the donkeys.  I asked how he protected the drawing (charcoal on paper) and if he knew of a framer that could handle his work carefully.

He told me that he puts glassine paper over them and rolls them up for transport – easy.  And, there is a local framer who works with his pieces all the time.

Covet. Covet. Want.

THE ACTUAL DONKS ARE HIS PAIR OF MINIS – Klaus and Frankie

So when I arrived home,  I ran to my computer to look up the Fat Goat Farms Facebook page.

Lo and behold, I saw the models for the drawing I love – Klaus and Frankie.

I am thinking that he captured the expression of the donks so well because they are his donkeys and he knows them…

This is the artist with Klaus and Frankie.

Could you imagine being able to work on a huge canvas (paper) like this, in your beautiful orchard?!

Also on the Fat Goat Farm FB page, I saw that they grew grapes for a wonderful restaurant/vintner in the area.  And, they grow organic fruit.  Yum.  But the best part by far, is that they also have a bevvy of little animals and huge dogs!  Of course I love this.  When I retire, I will have another set of English Mastiffs and as many mini animals as we can afford!

OTHER PHOTOS FROM FAT GOAT FARM – POTENTIAL ART SUBJECTS!

I love this Shetland! What a great drawing that face would be, eh?!

Sunning mastiffs. Reminds me of our English mastiffs, Nomar and Nadia.

He looks a bit unhappy – a Maine Coon! Another great face!

Beautiful figs.

Pomegranates, my fave.

CONTACT THIS ARTIST – Joe Thomas (no affiliation – I wish!)

Here is the contact information to see more of his work or purchase what I’ve shown you!

Joe Thomas:  310-804-5091

Website  FAT GOAT FARMS

Facebook Page



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