19 March 2017

Masterpiece

Masterpiece? Well - it is to me. I have tried my best to produce passable pictures of foxes and this is the very summit of my ability. After all these foxes I shall move on to painting other subjects - like landscapes, human faces,  buildings or water. No more foxes. Actually, I have only been painting one fox - namely Fred Fox who was a regular visitor to our suburban garden as long time visitors may recall. I hope that this final picture has done him justice, capturing something of the plaintive, quizzical look he would often give me.

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  1. Beautiful. The best yet, in my opinion. The eyes are my favorite part.

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    1. Thank you Jennifer. I really concentrated on the eyes. They are ever so slightly bigger than I wanted them to be.

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  2. T'rific YP and I agree with Jennifer, the eyes look like real eyes. Doubtful that you could get that any better, well done.

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    1. You are a true art connoisseur. Thank you Derek.

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  3. It is indeed beautiful. The first one you showed us (Fred in profile) is still the one I like best, though.

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    1. And it will be yours... very soon.

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  4. Wow. The eyes are amazing. Fred Fox would be proud to hang that in his den for future generations. You are truly gifted.

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    1. His common-law wife Samantha would have loved to hang it on the den wall next to pictures of Dr Liam Fox and Leicester City (The Foxes). Glad you like it ADDY.

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  5. Beautifully painted Mr Pud. The eyes definitely have it!

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    1. Thank you. The eyes were the last thing I painted.

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  6. As everyone else has already said - the eyes are brilliant.

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    1. Thanks Sue. They are watching you in Seville like CCTV.

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  7. Job very well done, YP. Frame Fred and hang him! Wait, that didn't sound right. You know what I mean.

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    1. I am going to investigate getting a few prints made of this picture... so there will be a little army of Freds.

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    2. In that case, I want to sign up for one!!!

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  8. I think that is a pretty good picture and, like the others, I especially like the eyes.

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    1. Thanks for your positive response Graham.

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  9. I really really love this, YP, it's a very good handy work and a good sense of colours and the soul of the fox!!! I agree that the eyes are brilliant!!!!!

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    1. Thanks for your enthusiasm Fairtrader. If I get a few prints done I will send you one. But I have no idea how much a quality art print will cost.

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  10. Yes, the eyes have it, YP !

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  11. You've done well om all your fox pictures. I think I like this one the best.

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    1. Thanks Red. You're very kind.

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  12. I was going to say he looks sad. Then I realised you already said that!

    Good job, YP

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    1. Lay off the cooking sherry Kylie!

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  13. Oh my goodness! Oh my goodness gracious me! Those eyes! Just wonderful, Mr Pud.

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    1. I am delighted with your response Rozzie.

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  14. I'm sure Fred would be pleased to be so well thought of and immortalized! It's a lovely portrait and yes, the eyes are striking. Where will it be hung? I'd love a print, too. If I had your addy, I'd send you one of my hand-crafted foxes to add to your Fred Fox collection!

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    1. I am going to check out the cost of fine printing today. I shall get back to you Hilly. And where can I see a picture of one of your foxes? Over at your blog?

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    2. https://www.etsy.com/shop/Hilltophomesteader should get you there.

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  15. Your masterpiece really does capture the quizzical look of the fox, not dissimilar to the photo I saw of Gaspard today, the fox befriended by BBC presenter Zeb Soames that has got the good folk of Islington in a tizz.

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    1. Gaspard is a bloody daft name for a fox. Fred is much better. More earthy. Good to know that there are other nutters around - just like me.

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  16. An excellent job, YP! Fred would be proud.

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  17. Lovely Fred...well done, Yorkie. :)

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