Tag: british wildlife

A Hedgehog Painting

New painting of ‘A Happy Hedgehog’, in watercolour, 8″ x 8″. Back in the 1990s I used to draw hedgehog cartoons, I became obsessed by these prickly characters. Until this week, I had never painted a proper hedgehog portrait! I wanted to keep the painting a loose style, while still capturing the wee hog’s features. […]

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Harvest Mouse Watercolour

My latest wildlife artwork is of a Harvest Mouse in a tulip. It was such a cute composition to paint. I painted it on tinted Bockingford watercolour paper. It’s the first time I have painted on tinted paper, and I like how it makes the colours subtly different and the white of the mouse ‘pop’. […]

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A Nuthatch Double

On one of my morning walks this week, I was lucky to spot two Nuthatch. The first caught my eye as it perched on top of an old stone bridge. Then its mate appeared, just below, clinging upside-down onto the wall of the bridge. They both flew off into a nearby tree together. This was […]

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Red Deer Rut

I’m lucky to have a deer farm nearby where in late September and into October I get to experience the sights and sounds of the Red Deer Rut. The stags’ bellows echo around the village, as each male strives to become the best to gain the hinds affections. During the rut I went to photograph […]

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