Friday, February 15, 2019

Fox in the Woods

Fox in Winter Woods

This red fox is walking though the winter woods. Our Thursday afternoon art class painted him (or her) in tempera on watercolor paper.

We started with a quick sketch of the two hills in the background, the treeline, and three large trees. The we  added the fox. He could be sitting or standing.

We painted the background first, starting with the sky. Then we added the dark tree line and the big willow trees using three tints of grey for shadows and highlights. The black "eyes" in the trees were fun to paint. 

Next we painted the fox and some color and shadows in the snow.  We then added some grasses and a few footprints to complete the painting. 

The artists who created these paintings ranged  from 6 to 14 years old. 

This is our little model.

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