Acrylic on Plywood
600 x 600 mm
Completed: Jan 2021
Still life painting has been a big part of the art world for centries. When representing farm life, you can usually find a Hare and a Pheasant being represented, shown within a setting with a gun or other sources of food such as bread, or even hunting dogs showing their catch.
I have taken this idea but stripped it back, focusing on just the Pheasant and Hare, giving them the main stage.
The exposed plywood gives a modern take on the still life Idea, as if the animals where hanging up against the wall in your own house.
Living in Blenheim hunting is a sport taken seriously, with Hares and Pheasants taking up weekends to get away and enjoy the outdoors. Being surrounded by this I hope to represent not only the animals, but the memories of weekends away and fun adventures in the outdoors.