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sculptor, painter, mixed media artist

Monday, January 31, 2011

fox

Had a fabulous art day on Saturday! (Sunday too but more on that later)

Our friends were in town and we always like to work in a little art time. This weekend we wanted to do the tutorial posted to artist Susan Buckner's blog. But since both of us can only go so far with following directions we followed the first several steps and then changed things up to make it our own.

Here is my piece and Joy's piece side by side. To see more of Joy's piece, read about her processes and see all her fabulous art visit her blog here.
A closer look.


Here's my finished fox. I thought this piece needed a glossy finish. It made it harder to photograph but in person I think it looks great! I'm very happy with how it came out.
When Joy and I started these pieces we both decided to work outside our comfort-zone. We both chose color combinations which we don't normally use. We both used slightly different subject matter. I mean, I've draw lots of foxes... in sketchbooks (such as the fox I featured in my 2011 Sketchbook Project book) and it my art journals. But this is the first time I've featured my fox on a canvas. I dig him. :)

4 comments:

Andrée Lachapelle said...

Very cute. I like the technique/layering.

Joy said...

LOL, we normally follow instructions very well, only with art all bets are off on the following instructions stuff. :)

Had so much fun this weekend!!

-Joy

priti.lisa said...

I dig him toooo.
Both are great!
xo

heather noye said...

Thanks Andree, Joy and Priti.Lisa!!! This was a joy to paint! (hee... joy...)