Badger Moonrise © Sue Wookey
Here is the promised new painting in my Animals with the Moon series, a rising moon with a beautiful black and white striped badger amongst coppery beech leaves. He (or she, I haven't decided which yet!) has emerged with a very gentle and joyful expression, in that kindly and wise way that badgers have. As always, the animal has taken on its own life and personality as I've painted it.
The words around the border reflect the way that the Badger lives between two worlds - within the earth and underneath the moon - while bearing the colours of both on its coat:
From the black of the deep delved Earth,
to the silvered white of the round Moon rising,
the Badger, dark and light, knows both Mothers
and walks in joy with them both. - Sue Wookey
Prints will be available from my Galley Hill Art website soon - with the pre-Christmas rush I'm a little behind making them! But I couldn't wait that long to post the painting. When I have the prints ready I will post the link here.