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Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Day 4 - Hedgehog


My painting for Day 4 is another little favourite of our British wildlife, the hedgehog - anyone get these little characters in their garden at night?  I haven't that I know of as yet.  As with much of our wildlife in Britain, there is evidence of a declining population of hedgehogs.  You can find out more about one of our favourite native species on the British Hedgehog Preservation Society website .


 Take a look at what the other participating artists on the 30 paintings in 30 days challenge have been doing HERE.

9 comments:

  1. Hi Sharon,
    Very nice! I'm glad I don't have these little guys in my garden. We do have ground hogs - fatter lazier and not quite as cute.

    You asked how I arrange my paintings in a grid- I used photoshop and re-sized each image. I have heard that Leslie will show us an easy way to do it as we near the end of the 30 days.
    I haven't figured out whether I should comment in a reply after your comment to me or go to your blog so I did both!

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  2. Hi Sharon Great painting and very realistic. No I don't think I have Hedgehogs in my garden

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  3. Love this, Sharon - how ling did it take you to do the spikes? Great job they look so realistic. I have not seen them here in the USA but I remember them from growing up in Chorlton-cum-Hardy.

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  4. Sharon....We have hedgehog visit our garden every night for a few weeks now, we sometimes see it/them before we go to bed, one night we had an obvious family with a large one and three smaller ones. I can't tell you how pleased we all are about this.

    It goes without saying you painting is BRILLIANT of this delightful little creature.

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  5. Super painting, Sharon! :) We used to have frequents visits from Hedgehogs in our last house but not so much in this one.

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  6. Your little hedgehog is precious. Love your blog and that you are walker, too. Now I'm going to noodle around the rest of your site.

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  7. Love this! I told my husband the other day that if I return as an animal, I want to return as a hedgehog, although we don't have them here - which means I'll have to come back in the UK :)

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  8. My daughters favorite animal is the hedgehog, you captured him beautifully. Love all your animal paintings!

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