The three hares, triskele hares or tinners' rabbits (as they are know in Devon), is an ancient symbol that started in Buddhism, travelled along the Silk Route, appears in Islam and Judaism and ended up in Spain and England, particularly the South West. It is a symbol which unites many parts of the world and therefore I love it.
This is a 100x100cm watercolouor, ink and imitation gold leaf on a deep edge canvas with the leaf carrying on round the edges.
These hares are painted with Indian ink on a box canvas which has been primed with a special ground. A little watercolour was added and I then used imitation (sorry not the real thing!!) gold leaf applied in the traditional way, over gold size. Finally I enhanced the image with a little colour and final touches of ink, before sealing it. The leaf is distressed, rather than 100% smooth and this is deliberate, not down to my clumsiness, I promise! I like the feeling of age and slight roughness.
The image and leaf continue on the sides, and it is signed on the lower edge. It is ready to hang. The only problem is that taking a photo is tricky, so I have done my best with the reflections, but if you need more images just shout.
It will be sent well protected in a large cardboard box, therefore the transport cost is expensive.
Indian ink, watercolour, gold leaf (imitation)