Tuesday, March 05, 2013

Reynard II

Reynard the Fox was a medieval European trickster figure, a nasty but charismatic character who was always in trouble but always able to talk his way out of any retribution.

I'm not so sure whether this fellow is quite so willing to talk his way out of trouble.  He lies in wait in the grasses at the edge of the meadow, hidden enough from view but with full view of his surroundings.

Foxes have very cat-like features I think and quite delicate faces, legs and feet.  I've had quite a few encounters with them on the farm and just the other morning saw a silver fox race across the road as I left for work.  Red foxes are much more commonly seen so the silver one was a treat.

This fox is drawn on newsprint in pastel.  12" x 12" approximately.


Gwen Buchanan said...

This little guy is a beauty. I love your work and your ability to translate your ideas in so many mediums.

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

very nice :D he has lots of character to him

i have never seen a fox here,(well a dead one, but that doesn't count), but saw them all the time in canada

Jeanette said...

Thank you Gwen. For me it seems a piece shows me what medium it needs to be translated into. And each one is my favourite as I use it.

Strange is it Jen, I figure there would be lots of foxes in Scotland. Perhaps they see you but you don't see them... :)

Sue Pownall said...

He's beautiful.

Sue Clinker said...

I love this one Jeanette. Fabulous colours
- we see a lot of foxes in Kent. Sadly they are moving into urban areas where they thrive on discarded food containers etc and are considered a nuisance.