Chipmunk © Tracy Hall 2012
2" x 2" watercolour (shown enlarged)
This is the miniature painting I was working on when demonstrating at the Hilliard Society a few weeks back, and finally got around to finishing. Its a little chipmunk that I photographed at Longleat.
The weather has been pretty miserable here lately and things have been a bit slow to get going in the garden, but at least the aquilegias are out in force. I love their shapes. The birds are hard at work as well with sparrows and starlings frantically feeding youngsters down by the house and this beautiful pair of oystercatchers with their single chick in the field.