Recently Completed in the Studio

in the studio

A fierce-eyed red fox relaxes on a bed of dried fallen oak leaves, but continues to be watchful and alert.
sunlight fox

sunlight fox, angled

sunlight fox, closeup
What is not to love about this piece? A beautiful fox in natural on an autumn day.

I originally wanted to start my rendition of this piece by Joni Johnson-Godsy titled “Renard Ensoleille” French for “Sunlight Fox” in 2013 as a gift for a dear friend of mine who you will never believe is named Renard. I wanted to surprise him with this as a birthday gift. I knew he would get a kick out of the title and really appreciate the fact that I took the time to paint something for him. Unfortunately, before his birthday came around he had relocated across the country and I just did not have the drive to work on the piece since it would only make me miss him more. Six years later when I was cleaning out some art supplies I stumbled upon the materials for this piece and decided why not do it since you already have everything you need. 

When I tell you that this was a labor of love. It was truly that. I spent a total of 8 hours a day for 15 days working on this piece. Not consecutive days of course because of this thing called life but I worked on it almost every Saturday or every other Saturday since August 2019. When I tell you that there were many ups and downs...some days I just wanted to burn it, but the perfectionist in me stated, “You finish what you start and you give it your all”. Since I refused to start any other projects while I was working on this one, it became priority and after a lot of blood, sweat, and tears, I can honestly say that this is now one of my favorite paintings.

Until next time, let inspiration find you!
A. Cornelia