From the Film Maker:
This wasn’t the only painting of its kind, and two others even shared the same title. The mood and the composition were among the main reasons I chose this painting over the others.
While looking at the other paintings and getting ideas for my project I knew that I wanted to make something comedic and light hearted. In this painting I really like how the downhill slope makes it look as if the shepherd is trying to run away from his flock, instead of leading it, and I really like the dynamism and sense of motion the painting denotes, which is something I wanted to capture in my project.
This is where my idea of having a sheep go against his shepherd started to flourish.
A piece inspired by Gaspard Dughet Landscape of Shepherd with his flock, around 1670