Watercolour painting of a raccoon in the snow in a wooden frame, sitting on top of a side table

Racoon Watercolour Painting

I saw this lovely photo of a raccoon enjoying the falling snow and was desperate to paint him in watercolours. I loved experimenting with the bright colours in his fur and the texture of the snow flakes falling down. The interesting speckled effect I used to create the snow flakes was created by sprinkling salt onto wet paint. The salt particles seem to absorb all the pigment around it, creating this lush texture that I just love!

If you’re keen on this little chap, I’m selling printed cards of him on my online shop – he makes a lovely little greeting card at Christmas! 🙂 If you would like your own animal portrait or custom watercolour painting creating, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Either via the contact form below or send a message directly to my email at samanthathorleyart@hotmail.com


Get in touch!

If you’d like to work together or if you’d like to find out more about my services, please don’t hesitate to get in touch! Contact me via my email or fill in the form below and my faithful and friendly pigeon Pepi here, will deliver your message straight to my door.

E: samanthathorleyart@hotmail.com