For the past two studio tours I've had a visitor look at all my animal paintings and ask "What? No squirrels?" So I'm ready for her now, unless some squirrel collector squirrels this one away before then. (sorry, I couldn't resist that)
"Startled Squirrel", 6 3/4 x 9", pastel ©Kim Werfel 2012
This fellow was outside my window stealing bird seed from my feeder that was supposed to be "squirrel proof". They didn't count on the ingenuity of the Fearrington Squirrels...
Still enjoying the same pad of pastelmat paper, this one in a dark charcoal color, a good background for his neutral tones and the light shining through his furry tail.
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Enjoy this leap day!