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Monday, 9 September 2013

Day 9 - Pine Marten

Pine Marten
© Sharon Whitley

A quick sketchy of the beautiful pine marten - still trying out salt effect backgrounds!  The pine marten is another of our native mammals which is sadly virtually extinct from most of England and Wales but can still be found in Scotland. 

Here is some more information about this gorgeous mammal.  The small painting above was done from a photo by Dave Webb who recently photographed these gorgeous creatures in Scotland.  Here is the photo I used as a reference. As you can see I only did the head for speed and will probably do another with the whole body. Isn't he gorgeous?

© Dave Webb

 Dave Webb is a trained tracker and offers wildlife walks on Exmoor through his website with all proceeds going to charity. Gary and I plan to take part in one or more of these walks in the Autumn.  You can find details on his website here.

1 comment:

  1. This is a great quick study, and what a lovely animal. Didn't know they were so rare. I love the use of salt and it just breaks up a plain background. Not many to do now ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,


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