'Artists are gnostics, and practise what the priests think is long forgotten.' - Hugo Ball

Thursday, 20 December 2012

Badger Moonrise

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.


Jayne said...

This is lovely!

Sue W said...

Thanks Jayne! It's always nice to know when someone likes the paintings : -)

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous badger painting - this is a lovely series.

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous badger - this is a lovely series.


Sue W said...

Thanks Jennifer! There are quite a few more to come, I'm planning an owl with the moon next. One can never paint too many owls.