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« on: February 20, 2016 09:53:03 PM »

I hate it when I forget to take photos before I begin a project---but I did.  A friend asked me to paint a peeled & faded fox that's been in her flower garden for years.  I've not had much experience in this area but decided to give it a try.  It could always be repainted if I failed.

While I know what a fox looks like, I captured free clip art images from the internet so I could more accurately paint in the details.
 
After a good scrubbing, I sprayed him with a nugmeg colored primer---the best option of what I had on hand.

When he was dry, I began brushing on the different colors.  I was amazed that what I expected to take a day or 2 was finished in less than 2 hours.  It took much longer to brush on the 3 coats of mat finish polyurethane for protection.  I finished with a coat of gloss polyurethane on his eyes & nose.

For a first try, I was very pleased with the result & so was my friend.  We named him Reyne after Reynard, a fox prominent in medieval French fables.






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She really shouldn't have eaten that bug . . .


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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2016 08:47:04 AM »

Nice repainting job, especially the subtler gray shading around the eyes and on the forehead.
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« Reply #2 on: March 07, 2016 09:29:20 AM »

He's fabulous!
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« Reply #3 on: March 25, 2016 02:10:46 PM »

Great job! How sweet is he?
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« Reply #4 on: April 06, 2016 08:33:30 AM »

Hr looks good!
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