Thursday, 6 December 2012

Many moons ago, in the heart

I developed a passion for Eastern European and Slavic folk tales.  

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.  


  1. It's coming together beautifully Charlotte....look forward to seeing it finished.

    Claire :}

  2. so fun to see your art as if unfolds, i also like it at this stage. wonderful colors

    you might like it where i live, we have all those animals, though i rarely see a fox.

  3. This is so delightful. I love your sketch.

  4. Have just accidently Google+ my page.

  5. Can't wait to see the finished results. Love it already!