Busying Around Ready to Paint a Big Massive Hare!

That’s it!  I’ve decided to really go outside my painting size comfort zone.

Now “big” to me is A3 as I am usually an 8×10 inch kind of girl. Also I can’t go bigger than A3 as my scanner won’t take it and I want to be able to scan my artwork and make cards and possible prints in the future.

The reason – this absolutely gorgeous Indian Hare.

My latest muse - a glorious Indian Hare
My latest muse – a glorious Indian Hare

I purchased her image from a royalty free site along with 4 others yesterday – blowing £30 but so worth it don’t you think?

These are th eother hare images I bought - so excited to use these in future works...
These are the other hare images I bought – so excited to use these in future works…

I printed her this morning – she slurped up a tonne of ink but I don’t care! I want to see large details…

Hare printing this morning
Hare printing this morning

Lately I have been painting a few hares for a client and so I am in hare “groove”.

A recent hare commission in watercolour 11x14 inches
A recent hare commission in watercolour 11×14 inches

The thing is – now I have her printed and ready to go and feel I want to do her in pastel and not watercolour I have realised that I am short of yellow pastels….Oh dear – well – any excuse to go and buy a nice new set of the fabulous Unison soft pastels to complement my stash so far:)

I love drawing in graphite, carbon and painting portraits in soft pastels. This is my drawing gear.
I love drawing in graphite, carbon and painting portraits in soft pastels. This is my drawing gear.

Unison are the best pastels if you ask me – the way they handle, the shape of them and their colour richness is amazing.

I will be painting this hare on Art Spectrum Colourfix Pastel Paper in sand – a divine and fine yet gritty surface that accepts soft pastel like a dream.

Now I just have to get myself all set up as I had put all my pastels away after having a painting day with 3 lovely ladies this week.

My large reference photo - on wall and ready to roll!
My large reference photo – on wall and ready to roll!

Watch this space:)

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7 thoughts on “Busying Around Ready to Paint a Big Massive Hare!

  1. Hi
    Your paintings are beautiful. Can I ask you about your royalty free images? What website do you buy them from and are you allowed to sell the images you paint from them? Thank you Mollie

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