Mountain Hare Demonstration
Updated: Nov 18, 2020
Back in February 2019 I went to the Peak District where I manged to see a mountain hare in his white coat which which was an amazing sight to see. This February I started to paint a painting of the hare showing it's moorland and mountainous home. The video and pictures below show the stages of progress through the painting development, from a drawing to finished painting.
drawing out the subject.
paint in the background colour.
Start to fill in some basic detail.
Continue filling in the detail on the background.
Continue filling in detail in foreground grass, putting tinted red straw over the top.
Start adding more detail to the hare, paint on his whiskers.
Painted detail in his eye, unfortunately due to the foggy weather conditions my reference photo didn't have a catch light in his eye, which in my view is important. So found a matching eye from a nature book and put one in. Also in this stage added some more fur detail to the hare on his face and body.
Painted my purple mountain in the background more mauve and painted more detail and reshaped my background hill.
Also put more detail on the front patch of grass/red moss.
Finished painting with frame which I am going to restore as soon as the coronavirus as finished and I can get the materials - there will be another post when frame is complete.