King of the Meadow
The hare will be featured intermittently in a series of my ACEO paintings for the beginning of 2014.
This is The King of the Meadow a new painting completed today.
The brown hare is an elusive animal, I may have glimpsed one only once here in the English countryside in my lifetime. So different a shape and behaviour the hare has to the rabbit, it is in fact a different animal. A fundamental difference is that the rabbit lives below ground and the hare does not, for this reason the rabbit escapes by burrowing and the hare by running with up to speeds of 45mph. I found very few good videos of hares – so here is one of the best I found of some of a group of hares having fun in the fields of Yorkshire enjoy…