If you read my recent post Painting of a mouse – in progress you will remember I had been painting a mouse in watercolour. He was left sitting on my desk whilst I wondered what to do with him. I didn’t want to introduce any new colours into the painting as I wanted the emphasis to remain on him and his inquisitive expression. For the same reason I couldn’t put anything too interesting to attract the eye away from him.
After several days of looking at him every time I passed by I decided upon a simple rocky area. This was neither too bold nor too distracting.
This, I felt, worked. Now just the finishing touches and some more definition and we were good to go!
Hope you like him! He can be seen on a new card in my Etsy shop (see above for the link). All he lacks now is a name – any ideas?