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A Collection of Paintings Featuring Wildlife in Spring
In this post I’ve curated a collection of my favourite paintings of wildlife in springtime. Set against backdrops of blossom, I’ve chosen the creatures you are most likely to see at this time of year and put them together for you here.This spring has been quite erratic with snow storms interspersed with the occasional traditionally warm spring day. But at last the sunshine has broken through.
Easter is when the lambing season takes place in the UK and the fields in the countryside come alive with these bouncing, bleating, lovable creatures I painted this some years ago but it has remained a popular one.
It wouldn’t be spring time without images of ducklings and chicks. The painting above, Just Hatched, is so popular at this time of year I’ve even used it on some of my giftware, including a beautiful kitchen worktop saver: Click here to view. The chick below is a lapwing. I watched this adorable chick as it hatched from its eggs. Lapwings often lay their eggs in open arable fields and their survival is precarious at this time of year when farmers are ploughing. I watched this one, however, on a strip of conservation land especially set aside for lapwings. Click here to read the full story:
The sound of a curlew’s call ringing out is something I always associate with the onset of spring and of course these adorable chicks are the epitome of the season. Read about how I watched the parent birds fiercely defend these chicks from a pheasant that strolled a little too close to the nest by clicking here.
Female hares visit their young so infrequently that the sight of tiny leverets in the fields by themselves at Easter time is thought to be the source of the Easter Bunny myth. Whether this is true or not bunnies have certainly become the emblem of Easter and chocolate ones at that. Personally I prefer wild leverets any day. Click here to read about the day I watched the leverets in the painting above and to learn more about the Easter bunny myth.
And of course blossom says everything about springtime! I often like to pose birds on branches with blossom as I think they make perfect compositions.
The above paintings have been very popular. To see more of my paintings take a look at my website www.robertefuller.com. I hope you’ve enjoyed these paintings. Here’s to summer!
Author: Robert E Fuller