This is an original oil painting on a 12×12 inch stretched canvas. The colors are rich yellows, oranges, reds, and blacks. The painting continues onto the sides, so this piece can be hung with or without framing.
My inspiration for this painting comes from two sources. First, is the red fox who lives in the pasture behind our house. One evening while out for a stroll this little fellow nearly collided with me and my husband. The second inspiration is my love for the landscape of the American southwest. A few summers ago my family spent weeks hiking and camping in deserts of New Mexico and Arizona.
I began this piece with a drawing….once I got the drawing the way I liked it….I then use my overhead projector to enlarge the image and to transfer it onto the canvas.
Next step was the under painting……I chose colors that would work well with the final colors I had in mind. Notice an under color of red was used for the fox, but he ultimately ended up being yellow tones.
For me an underpainting is essential to my style of working
Below are a few close ups…..just to give you an idea of color and brushwork.
As always thanks for stopping by….and I hope you have some time today to let your creative side explore.