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.

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Fabulous Mr Fox

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Fabulous Mr Fox, walking through the city streets. We get quite a few foxes here in London. I see them late at night walking the streets or exploring the back gardens. It’s amazing to see them so close. He’s painted in watercolour and watercolour pastels on paper. The pastels allow thick colour and texture over the watercolour washes.

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Racing Cheetah Watercolour Painting

I love trying to capture movement. This time I wanted to explore a cat in motion and what better cat than a cheetah with their amazing 70 mph sprints? I wanted him to feel like he’s moving so fast that the brush can’t keep up with him and the paint smears behind him.

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It’s also a great reason to use some wonderful Autumn colours, golds, oranges and yellows with just a touch of teal.

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He is painted in watercolour on 16×12 inch Hahnemuehle Cornwall watercolour paper.

A Ring-tailed Lemur Painting – Sold

Ring-tailed lemurs are very distinctive with their amazing black and white stripped tails and their beautiful eyes. They don’t use these amazing tails to grip the trees like their primate cousins do. They have a smellier role to play in lemur life. Lemurs use scent to mark their territories and during the mating season the males use scent to establish their dominance over other males. They do this by rubbing their tails with the secretions from their scent glands in their wrists and then waving them in the air in an attempt to out stink each other. The smelliest lemur wins!  :-) 


Ring-tailed Lemur

This is a 40 x 30 cm acrylic painting on Cornwall paper, partly painted in a watercolour style and partly with thicker paint and a knife, giving a mix of texture.

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Ring-tailed Lemurs are beautiful and it would be a shame if we lost them. Sadly they are endangered because of a loss of their habitat. Hopefully breeding programs will help them survive.