2011 Weekly 11x14 Paintings - Week 2
This was a tough painting for me, partly because of the intensity of the value contrasts. In my reference photo it is difficult to see the eyes because of camera limitations in accurately recording the lights and darks. I wrestled back and forth with shapes, colors and values, finally honing in on a final painting I like.
What I like most about this scene is the sensation of the amazingly colorful fox cruising along on top of the snow in the beautiful late afternoon light.