This is a water colour painting of a sleepy wombat that is patiently waiting the arrival of Santa Claus. The wombat is painted but the rest of the picture is drawn in Artline pen. The wombat is resting in a hammock that has been tastefully decorated with bobbles.

Waiting for Santa - Wombat Christmas Watercolour painting

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I've seen and photographed wombats many times in Tasmania's wilderness, especially on Maria Island, an island, off an island, off a bigger island.  There are hundreds of wombats on Maria Island, where I saw lots of wombats, including a baby wombat in a pouch that poked out its little hind foot and baby wombats running around with their mother. There's nothing cuter than seeing a baby wombat running! They are adorable!!

They are gentle animals and I try to capture that gentleness and calmness in my paintings of wombats. This one is ready and waiting for Santa to arrive.

Wombats are marsupials native to Tasmania and the mainland of Australia. They are herbivores. Female wombats give birth to a single young in the spring and the young leave the pouch after about six months.

This print is printed on William Turner 310gsm print version textured water colour paper, which retains the look and feel of water colour paintings.  No wonder I have so many people ask me if the print is an original painting!

A-4 and A-3 sizes of Waiting for Santa are a Limited Edition print run of 100, numbered, titled and signed by me, the artist.

A-2 and A-1 sizes of Graduation Siesta are a Limited Edition print run of 50, numbered, titled and signed by me, the artist.

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