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Untamed


Untamed
watercolor on paper
24 x 32 cm


I am increasingly enthusiastic of painting animals. It is the first time I tackle painting a fox. Depicting the fur texture was absolutely a challenge.

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  1. You did a great job painting the fur! The color is perfect.

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  2. Adorable. Bravo chère Celia ! Bisous :)

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  3. So adorable! The fur is very well done!

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  4. Your fox is an adorable rascal with a charming face. Nice painting

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    1. Thank you for your nice comment, Maywyn!!

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  5. You did an awesome job, what a sweetie ! Love those eyes :-)

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    1. I really appreciate your encouragement, Jane!!

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  6. We just saw a red fox on our way to our daughter's house today.
    Such beautiful creatures! Your painting captures this, lovely!

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    1. That is really kind of you to say Carmella, thank you! And how interesting to see one in real life!

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  7. Great job, Celia. I love the colors you used in his fur and the lighting around him...love it!

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    1. Thank you, Joan, and so happy you noticed the lighting!

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