This painting of two badgers with bluebells is a limited-edition drypoint hand-made print, measuring 40cm x 30cm. Each impression is individually tinted with watercolour. The painting features wood anemones and a pearl bordered fritillary. a woodland-loving butterfly.
My dad gave me an oak sapling in a pot that he’d germinated from an acorn while he was experimenting with vernalisation. (Google it!) Some years later, to see a squirrel hanging in its branches, and birds and moths grubbing about among its leaves, it felt complete. And now my father is gone, the tree is a permanent reminder of the life he gave not only to me, but other species too.
The moth shown is an elephant hawk moth.
Some people don’t like grey squirrels. I don’t get this. They’re here now and not going to go anywhere, so persecuting them won’t make a blind bit of difference. Get over it and enjoy their beauty, their acrobatics, and the fact they are a new and excellent food source for many of the UK’s predators.
This painting was made on the iPad, digitally, using pixels on a screen. Therefore there is no single original painting, and yet all prints of it are original! You can get your print of this painting in a size and format of your choice from here:
[sf_button colour="orange" type="rounded" size="standard" link="http://pixels.com/featured/fox-and-blackberries-jane-tomlinson.html" target="_blank" icon="fa-arrow-right" dropshadow="no" extraclass=""]See range of prints![/sf_button]