Author: Karen Hartnell

Kingfisher, Watercolour Painting

A new watercolour painting: The Kingfisher. One of the UK’s most brightly coloured birds. Often seen as a brief turquoise flash as they dart along a river. Kingfisher memories I live near a river and have often spotted Kingfishers darting along the river, but all I have seen is the flash of turquoise as they’ve […]

Read more

Bullfinch Painting

A painting of a male Bullfinch I completed in 2020. Bullfinches definitely have to be in my list of favourite birds. The males have a stunning blush pink chest, with the females a duller brown, but equally as beautiful. Both have black heads and a flash of white upon the rump as they fly. Always […]

Read more

Giclee Art Print: Hedgehog

A new giclée art print, ‘A Happy Hedgehog’ is now available to purchase from my online shop. It would make a lovely addition to a wildlife enthusiast’s wall. Item Details The fine art giclée print is an open edition reproduced from my original watercolour painting.  I have written a blog about the painting, which you […]

Read more

Pet Portrait Prices ‘How much do you charge?’

‘How much do you charge for a pet portrait?‘ This is a question I am often asked. The cost is influenced by many factors: paper size, number of pets, medium and time required for the work. The larger a painting and / or the more pets included, the longer a painting takes to produce. Plus, […]

Read more

A Happy Hedgehog Painting

A new watercolour painting of ‘A Happy Hedgehog’. Doesn’t he make you want to smile?! Artist’s note: Original painting is now sold, but giclee art prints are available, details below. Hedgehog memories A childhood memory of mine is sleeping over at my grandparents’ house and being allowed to stay up late, keeping a watchful eye […]

Read more