Monday, 5 April 2010

A Shady Pair


I finished the above watercolour painting today. It is if a pair of young lions in Namibia, using a reference photograph given to me by a good customer of mine. I love the way their poses mirror each other as they relax in the dappled shade.

As I am too late to enter this in the local exhibition, I am putting it straight onto Etsy for sale. There will be more original paintings in my Etsy shop later in the week - it's a matter of waiting for some sunshine in order to get the best possible photographs.


I'm keeping a watch on the blackbird's nest from a discreet distance. She is still keeping those eggs warm - I'm not too sure how long the incubation period for blackbirds is (must go and check the Book of British Birds) but I am assuming we can expect to wait another couple of weeks before seeing any chicks. All very exciting!

6 comments:

natural attrill said...

Fabulous painting Caroline!

Sue said...

Great painting, Caroline, I love the flickering light effect round the mane.

Magpie Magic said...

Fab painting. Love the way you executed this.

Can't wait to see your little blackbird babies. :-) xo

fhiona galloway said...

great work on the lions Caroline :0))

Carol Lawecki said...

What an excellent job you have done with this watercolor painting. The lion looks so regal. Good luck with the sale, I'm sure it will go quickly!

Helz Cuppleditch said...

Fantastic painting Caroline, to get that movement in the fur and shadow on them is an awesome talent. Helz x