Colourful Leopard

Another snow leopard, this time in water media with lots of messy splashing around and loads of colour. I love her profile and thought I’d add a splash of pink and gold vanishing out of the picture. I’m imagining an exotic bird beating a hasty retreat!

leopard finishedShe is quite large, she’s painted on 22×16 inch Cornwall paper in watercolour, inks, and paint pens. Here’s a close up of the surface….

leopard in progress3a

Mother and cub – sold

I’ve just about finished this new painting of a snow leopard Mum and her cub in profile. It’s a 12×12 inch oil on canvas board. The last snow leopard I painted had warm fur against a cold blue green backdrop so this time I wanted to reverse that and try cool grey/lilac/blue fur against a soft, warm background. Now they just need varnishing.

Snow Leopard and cub

Shadow Hare On Handmade Paper – sold

Exciting! I’ve just finished my first watercolour painting on my new Two Rivers paper. It’s handmade artists rag paper, it’s a heavy weight and has a random surface texture and four deckle edges, love those deckle edges.

shadow hare

I love painting hares so what better subject to use on this gorgeous paper? This hare pricks up his ears and twitches those lovely whiskers, he’s keeping an eye out for trouble. The sun streams past and throws his soft lilac shadow in front of him. He is painted in watercolour and acrylic inks.

Boxing Hares in Watercolour

A pair of boxing hares leaping through the grass. A real sign that spring is on it’s way. Hare courtship involves boxing, and is usually reluctant females fending off amorous males. In this painting she’s giving him a smack in the eye to cool his ardour.

Boxing Hares in watercolour
Painted in watercolour on Fabriano paper with watercolour pastels and drip paints.

boxing hares detail