Sunday, 1 September 2013
I have a monthly challenge on my art page on facebook where I post a photo and ask other artists to paint or draw it and a few have been joining in - it's all just a bit of fun. For September I thought I would have a badger as the challenge, partly to raise awareness of and out of respect for the badgers involved in the despicable cull that has started in Somerset and Gloucestershire. A few other artists have said they would like to join in but unfortunately I've had a couple of people who agree with this cull posting their views too! It seems to have died down now and hopefully they will leave us to paint badgers in peace.
The problem is neither me nor Gary have any badger photos - I've managed to get a couple from a wildlife photographer but if any of you out there have any more that I could use for the challenge I'd really appreciate it!
I very naively thought this cull wouldn't go ahead - and am so saddened and sickened that it has. At least living in Wales, I know for now the local badgers here are safe, as the Welsh Government have gone for the vaccinations option. The watercolour above is a quick one I did from a photo I found on a google search - if any bloggers out there would like to join me in painting a badger I would love you to join me! I've also just joined in the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge HERE . Should be fun and will keep me painting!