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Tuesday, 24 September 2013

Day 22 and 23 - catching up!!

Two quickies for you today as I needed to play catch up!  3 days behind aaarrrghhh!  This hare sketchy was painted from a photo by Gary Jones. Yet another species which has seen a big decline in the last century in Britain - to read more about the brown hare click this link which takes you to the Hare Preservation Trust website.

and for painting no. 23 I've done a little moley - the ultimate digging machine!  About 30 species of mole are said to exist throughout the world but the only mole present in Britain is the European mole - their eyes are small and completely hidden in the fur - so quite a challenge to paint as I do tend to focus on the eyes when painting animals - but I hope I've given my little moley some character!

Now I'd better get on and paint no. 24!!!!


  1. Oh a Hare, I spent hours at the Bird Fair looking at hare sculptures and paintings. Love Moley too - we call Harley Moley, as he looks like a little mole when he takes his glasses off :)

  2. I adore Hares, great characters and this is a great painting ... as is Mr Moley! :)

  3. Hi Sharon Wow! 2 in one day, that is some going and they turned out great.

    1. haha it was acutally 3 in one day as after I posted these I painted the seal on the next post!


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