Ferret Layer cake -work in progress by Margaret Sanderson

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Not being a ferret fan, this is proving to be a very difficult project for me. A friend of my daughter’s, who runs a charity rehoming ferrets, asked me to paint something which he could raffle to raise some money.
This is the result of my second alteration to this piece. Still not sure! Am I finished yet? Who knows?
Faber Castell, Prismacolor pencils and acrylic paint on canvas textured acrylic paper, 300gsm, 16×12 inches.

I’m a self-taught artist from the North of England and I like to inject a bit of humour wherever possible, whether it’s in my writing (see my poems), or my artwork.
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  • Anita Inverarity
    Anita Inverarityabout 4 years ago

    Adorable !! x

  • Thank you Anita! You were very quick!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • JaniceMachado
    JaniceMachadoabout 4 years ago

    Thanks for submitting your work in
    Pets Need A Hug

  • Neil Ross
    Neil Rossabout 4 years ago

    This is beautiful, Margaret. You’ve captured the softness of each animal… the eyes and the fur is amazing. Don’t do it again, because this is amazing and beautiful. You’ve asked for suggestions? My first impression was that the blue dominates on the right just a little too much. My only suggestion is to perhaps reduce an inch on the side (up to the ear), and maybe two inches from the top. It would then bring the main focus back to the faces. Regardless, this is amazing work, and I honour your skill. I wish I could paint and draw.

  • Thanks Neil. I think you’re right about the blue. I want to try and create some more texture to the blanket, and I will probably crop it too as you suggested. I do appreciate your feedback!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • JacquieDuncan
    JacquieDuncanabout 4 years ago

    I think any ferret lover would love to win this in a raffle, my only comment would be that the area around the eyes needs to be darker, if you look at most pics of ferrets like say in google images ferret, you will see on them that this area of the face is dominately darker. You have an amazing talent and I love your work!

  • Thanks Jacquie. I will certainly do more research into ferret face markings. You’re very kind!

    – Margaret Sanderson

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 4 years ago

    Margaret, don’t do it agaIn, it’s great the way it is!
    I agree with the comment on the background colour being a bit dominant but the rest of the painting is wonderful !

  • You’re always very sweet about my stuff George. Thanks loads!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • Diana-Lee Saville
    Diana-Lee Savilleabout 4 years ago

  • Thanks Diana!

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • galaticos
    galaticosover 3 years ago

    Sandra….. I’m so in love with your work……….. WoW

  • You’re very kind Galaticos. Thank you!

    – Margaret Sanderson

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