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Wildlife Painting of the Week
Welcome to ‘Painting of the Week’ where I’ll be posting my brand new originals as well as limited edition prints and paintings from my archives.
Please note I accept private commissions so if there is a subject that interests you and you would like to discuss possible compositions call me on +44 1759 368355.
August 15th 2018
King of Savute
Painting of the week | Original in oils | Framed size: 37×29″ | £8,950
To mark World Lion Day on August 10th I’ve chosen this original oil painting. I photographed this particular male lion in Savute game reserve, Botswana, in 2000. I was struck by the way it exuded power and presence as it prowled the dry savannah. Lion populations have decreased at an alarming rate and it shocks me that there are now just 20,000 of these magnificent creatures left in the wild. I hope my painting will inspire respect for the remaining population and inspire a desire to protect lions for generations to come.
August 8th 2018
Leopard on the lookout
Painting of the week | Limited edition print | Image size 45x30cm| £110 for a loose print
It’s the holiday season and this leopard, lounging lazily high in the tree canopy captures the mood. I like to watch and photograph animals in their natural habitat for my paintings and have crossed the globe to see some of its most elusive species. I usually make time for one wildlife watching trip each year. Click here to read about the time I watched a leopard for my paintings in Kenya’s Masai Mara.
August 1st 2018
Barn owl at Burdale
Painting of the week | Limited edition print | Image size 27x34cm | £110 for a loose print
Today is Yorkshire Day and to celebrate I’ve chosen to share this painting of a barn owl. You get barn owls all over the UK but this one is a particularly local owl. I watched it in the Yorkshire Wolds valley of Burdale, which to my mind is one of the most beautiful places in Yorkshire. Click here to see more paintings of Yorkshire wildlife and a list of my top 11 favourite Yorkshire wild creatures.
July 25th 2018
Great Crested Grebe Incubating
Painting of the week |Original in Pencil & Acrylic | Image Size 10.5″x12″ | £2,950
I watched this great crested grebe nest at York University. It was amazing to see just how relaxed it was just 10 metres from a busy footpath. It hatched three stripy chicks and took them out onto the main lake. But they kept coming back to the nest to rest and roost.
July 18th 2018
Hare in Mayweed
Painting of the week | Limited edition print | Image size 30x15cm | £70 for a loose print
It’s been a long hot summer and so I thought this painting of a hare in a clump of mayweed expressed the mood perfectly. The grass is so dry at the moment, but the wild flowers are thriving! Click here to read about how I planted a wildlflower meadow in my garden to provide me with inspiration for my backdrops.
Author: Robert E Fuller