At the beginning of 2017 I became the volunteer Artist-in-Residence @ Arlington Court National Trust Devon - Watch out for my posts about it.

Sunday, 5 June 2016

Squirrel

Another fellow blogger has posted some gorgeous photos of squirrels on her blog.  Having asked if it would be okay to do a painting from one of them, I got a resounding Yes...so here's my painting which I have added to my sketchbook.

I hope this blogger, who will be given the link to this post, likes my version from her photos.





Many thanks MS for permission to use your reference photo.


16 comments:

  1. So cute! :) And very generous of this fellow blogger to say yes.

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  2. The squirrels here sure get around. They must have stowed away on one of the cargo ships, Ann. Love how you captured their redness.

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    1. They're sneaky little blighters Marie, they certainly get around. Glad you like my rendition :)

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  3. The squirrels around my house are all grey or black, big hairy beasts who eat up all the bird seed, but recently I have spied a cheeky little red squirrel who has been coming to my back deck to eat the breadcrumbs I put out for her..... I will post a pic soon! I haven't seen a red squirrel here before so i hope she sticks around.

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    1. Well I haven't seen a black squirrel, they sound a bit greedy with the bird seed. Hope your little red stays :)

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  4. Aww I have a soft spot for squirrels :) Your painting is lovely and I'm sure your blogger friend will be really pleased!

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    1. I must Admit there is something very cute about them :)

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  5. What a wonderful painting, Ann! Looks just like the guys racing around in my yard.

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    1. Thank you so much Faye. I did this painting with a full brush of paint, no pencil outline, it was all a bit of a gamble as to how it would turn out. :)

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    1. Yes doing what squirrels are good at - eating :)

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  7. Aw, I miss squirrels. They have a few here but they're scrawny anorexic looking things that I don't think are 'real' squirrels. Love your painting!

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    1. Thanks Robin......Perhaps your squirrels have been to weightwatchers! Lol :)

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  8. What a cutie! We have had a squirrel the last couple of days at our bird feeder. It's the first one I've seen near our house in a few years and I wonder if it'll be bringing the rest of its family. They usually do. :-)

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    1. But does Todd know there's a critter about in his patch? Lol :)

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