A Squirrel’s Tale #2 – More Red

Last time I posted I said I wanted to paint a more red squirrel than the ones I’d just painted…

I started by choosing a reference photo with a squirrel that looked a lot more red…

Reference courtesy of Pixabay

I painted the tail and was really pleased with it – it’s great fun painting squirrel’s tails. (I may have mentioned that before.) Then I painted the body.

It’s more more red, but I got way carried away; far too much paint. Reminder to self: Once in a while take a step back and look at what you’ve done. On the plus side, I do like the loose leaves underneath – although on reflection I think it would have been better if the bottom of his legs had merged with them – like the horse’s mouth I recently painted merging into the grass.

Ah well, all good learning.

Until next time,

Bekki x

6 thoughts on “A Squirrel’s Tale #2 – More Red

  1. Hello. Thank you. I think you’re right – always something you can do to improve what you don’t like. But think I’m for starting a new painting and taking what I’ve learned on to my future pictures, since anything I’m painting now is all learning and never going to find itself onto anyone’s wall.


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