Sunday, January 15, 2017
The top one recalls a chance encounter in the woods. I was hiking and a fox met me on the trail. We both sat within a few feet of each other for quite a while, just staring. It was wonderful to be able to look so closely at the beautiful fox in front of me. It's eyes were so compelling ! At last, the fox made a little sniffing sound, turned and calmly walked back down the trail. Apparently we had come to some sort of agreement. I turned around and returned respectfully back down the trail. The painting is called Messenger in the Woods.
The second painting was done later. I just couldn't stop thinking about foxes, so decided to paint another. I haven't given this one a title yet.