While walking along the river one day in Totnes, in the distance a fox ran across the fields by edge of the trees. Its coat was so orangey bright that it shone against the landscape. Compared to the urban foxes that live around here, it looked so healthy. We have a lot of foxes near where we live, in fact there's been a den at the bottom of the garden for a few years. It's actually the other side of the fence so I haven't actually seen it but have I heard them????! They've been really noisy the last few nights!
I've only ever drawn a fox a couple of times before so I did a few sketches to get to know the shapes.
Here's an old painting I did about 5 years ago. The fox isn't at all well as you can see!
I painted a fox again a year or two later...
Alive and well and wearing a rather nice blue coat!
Here's my very latest painting...
It's interesting to me how my watercolour style has changed from the previous fox paintings to this one.
I wonder which one you prefer?
(close-up of 'Daydream')
Daydream is now in my Etsy shop. It measures approximately 11 x 8 inches (30 x 21cm) and I've used good quality 300gsm watercolour paper and Scmincke watercolours paints - (my favourite!) To see more details please click here.
:) x x