Work in progress; slow going but satisfying

This show the Rooster on the roof, who helps drive the fox out of the hare's house
This show the Rooster on the roof, who helps drive the fox out of the hare’s house

 

The grass is the most difficult thing to have painted so far
The grass is the most difficult thing to have painted so far

A little bit more, including shadow

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. ruthkeys says:

    It so wonderful!! 🙂

    1. Thanks Ruth, hope you had a good Christmas. How is the weather in the fens?

  2. Clive Hicks-Jenkins says:

    This is beginning to shape up beautifully. Lots of lovely positive and negative shapes. However I have a little suggestion to make, which you can use or discard with no offence taken on my part. 9and i hope none taken on yours) If that little hare was looking back over its shoulder, the viewer’s eye would be drawn back into the composition rather than drop off the right edge. You should keep the hare’s head high so that it is silhouetted against the grass, not overlaying its shoulder. Just a thought.

    1. It is a brilliant idea, I am not sure whether I am a good enough draughts-woman to change it without things going too wonky. I will practise on paper and see what happens. If I can get it right I will see what happens. Thanks for the suggestions, always willing to learn.

      One of the downsides to being a full time teacher is I have very little free time for painting during term time. Sp this has been on the easel for some time now. Will post the changes and would appreciate any comments you have.

      1. Clive Hicks-Jenkins says:

        Make a plain paper template of the hare as it is, snip of the head and flip, and add an extra curve of breast and neck and tape everything back together again. Place in the composition, adjust any angles that aren’t quite working, and when you’re happy, use the template as your model for changing the original.

        No hare need be hurt in the process of making this painting!!! (-;

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