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Monday, 16 September 2013

Day 15 - Vole




My British Wildlife Painting for Day 15 is the Bank Vole, painted last night in the tent but I waited until I got home to photograph it to avoid the blue tinge of the tent problem again which I had on the last post! It has been painted from a photo by Gary Jones taken at Leighton Moss.

There are three species of vole in the UK, the field vole, the bank vole and the water vole.  All three voles can be found all over Britain although the water vole is now pretty rare. The bank and field voles are believed to be in decline in the UK and the water vole is now one of our most threatened mammals and numbers have declined by 95% in recent decades.  The water vole has full legal protection under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981.

I have also added a better photo of my otter painting in  yesterday's post without the blue tinge!

And another photo from the weekend - Holly and I enjoying the Cumbrian fells with Hayswater in the background...








7 comments:

  1. Aw he is so cute Sharon!! What size are you painting?

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    1. they're all different sizes - this one is about 8 x 7 inches

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  2. Cute, but is he friendly? And how big is his family? You don't have to answer these questions. LOL It really is cute.

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  3. That is a very pretty place to spend the weekend! You look great! Your vole is precious, and very well rendered. He has so much expression! It just occurred to me to wonder this, what happens if you miss one of teh 30 days? Do you just give up, or try to make up the missed painting? Just curious how that is handled.

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    1. Hi Katherine, thank you for your lovely comments. If we miss any of the 30 days we can just make it up as long as we do 30 paintings within 30 days it doesn't matter if we don't paint every day

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  4. How this is one of my favorite paintings so far.wonderful detail. I have had a look at the revised Otter and it look great now.

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  5. How this is one of my favorite paintings so far.wonderful detail. I have had a look at the revised Otter and it look great now.

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