A Young Hare – Daily Painting

Young Hare – 4″ x 4″ watercolor on Arches paper
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I had a lot of fun with this one – painting layer upon layer of very transparent glazes to build up the suggestion of fur.
Many years ago, my husband and I read Watership Down at the same time, passing the book back and forth as we’d read chapters in our spare time. I can imagine that this might be Fiver or one of the other watchful young rabbits.

Here’s a closeup of the head:


  1. Mariana
    January 10, 2007

    I love working with layers of colour as well (in pencil), but I don’t know how youve managed to do it with water colour, I’m impressed! This is great, you can see the layers shine through and it adds depth. Very cool.

  2. Annie
    January 11, 2007

    I don’t know how you do it, either. I’ve read that some watercolors “lift.” Are you just careful which colors you use as a glaze or is there a way all colors can be used without lifting?

  3. Tom G
    January 15, 2007


    It reminds me of Watership Down.

  4. andrea
    January 18, 2007

    I love this one Karen. Gorgeous.

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