The Fox, The Hare And The Rooster tells the story of a cunning fox, who chases poor hare out of her home; the fox is then out witted by the rooster who uses words rather than brawn to remove the fox.
Time for a painting, methinks! My three favourite animals and one bird in a picture (apologies to the Ox as there was not quite room for him). After some research on other illustrators, some natural history sites and a rough sketch later I am well into the painting.
I love the the way a painting looks at this stage. The ghosts of the characters are dancing on the board. This is the first layer of under painting.