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.  



5 comments:

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

    Claire :}

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  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.

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

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  4. Have just accidently Google+ my page.

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

    xo
    dulcy

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