Red Squirrel


Red Squirrel
Sciurus vulgaris

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Red Squirrel Original Watercolour Painting – Realistic, Fine Art Detail

Red Squirrels are our native squirrel species here in the UK.  The more common grey was a species introduced from North America in the 1800s which subsequently escaped from captivity.  Unfortunately the greys are a carrier of a disease which doesn’t seem to affect them but which kills red squirrels.  In addition they out compete the reds for certain foods.  There remain small pockets of red squirrels in England, but the majority are found in Scotland.  They spend a lot of their time in the tree canopy and it is here that they will build their nest or drey.    Two to three young are usually born early in the year and often a second similar sized litter around May to June.

Painting Dimensions

Painting size          14.8cm     x 16cm     or     5.8”   x 6.3”
Paper size              18.8cm     x 23cm     or     7.4”   x 9.1”

Please note that frames and mounts are for illustration purposes only and are not included.

Red Squirrel Original Watercolour Painting - Realistic, Fine Art Detail

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Packaging & Materials
I have used an excellent quality watercolour paper and the finest of brushes to produce the tiny details which bring this painting to life.

The painting will be carefully wrapped in cellophane and protected with additional packing.  Likewise I aim for my originals to arrive with you in the same condition that they left me.  I use the Royal Mail’s ‘Signed for Next Day’ or ‘International Tracked’ service.

A bit about me…

I love to capture the life within my paintings and also enjoy working with the watercolour medium to create fine detail.  I am continually adding to my portfolio and draw inspiration from amazing photographers and also the stunning North Devon environment.

Do you want to create your own red squirrel original watercolour painting?  Maybe take a look at becoming a member of my online school.  I feel that I have found my niche and I absolutely love teaching others.  Firstly, I find it extremely rewarding to be able to see the progress my students make.  Secondly I enjoy being able to interact directly with fellow wildlife artists.  Thirdly and most importantly I am able to share my love of the watercolour medium.  So take a look on YouTube or become a member and you may see this painting being created or learn how to paint your own version.