The farmyard design is very flexible and suitable for both boys and girls. For boys, less flowers and more farmyard animals and wheat/dandelions etc can be used. The colour of the initial can be chosen to work with and contrast against the colours of the selected animals. Other animals might include sheep, pigs, dogs, geese etc. For additional inspiration, please see the Farmyard design in the Boys Names gallery where a full name incorporates the farmyard design. It should be noted that illustrations such as the scarecrow and tractor do not work very well in the initial paintings because of their larger size.
An original watercolour, it is handpainted on thick watercolour paper and mounted using an off-white acid free mount board. The lettering below is hand-drawn and hand-painted in a script style. Presented in an off-white textured mount, the finished mounted picture measures approx. 23cm x 23cm, ready to slot into a standard off-the-shelf frame. (The dimensions of the painting itself within the aperture of the mount are approximately 12cm x 12cm).