Monday, March 04, 2013
Reynard the Fox
Living in the country, there's always animals around. Some wanted, some not so wanted.
Foxes are elegant opportunists. They watch unseen from the woods and lurk on the edge of the field, waiting for a moment to grab a chicken or duck that's wandered too far or if very bold, they venture into the barn to see what's available.
Although I don't like it if they do kill one of the birds, I also have a degree of sympathy for them, as I know they're simply looking for a meal to feed themselves or a den of kits.
This sketch is the start of a small oil painting of Monsieur Reynard. Drawing is the backbone of art and the need to draw and sketch daily pushes me to keep those hard earned skills intact.
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