Dala Goat: Oberhasli
On occasion I get requests for drawings, and the Dala Goat was the first I honored. Of course, no one specified which breed of goat to draw, so I picked one that I thought was cute–the Oberhasli, a Swiss-American dairy breed. Though goats do have a place in Swedish art, usually they are formed of straw, not decorated like the Dala horses. But a goat seemed more reasonable than that request for Dala Welsh Corgies. . .
This was the first Dala drawing in which I went through the effort to add more than just vague background to the drawing (note the inclusion of dandelions in the foreground), and from this point on I started adding in wildflowers whenever applicable, because one can never have too many wildflowers.