Monday, February 14, 2011

A Pair of Foxes

Last Valentine's Day I painted this watercolor painting of two foxes for Jeff. This year, I thought it would be fun to make him a small sculpture of the two foxes from last year's painting. I first sculpted it out of clay (you can see an unpainted photo below) and then painted it with acrylic paint after firing it. I had debated about using glaze to finish the sculpture, but in the end I decided that paint would help me better reach the finished look that I had in my head, and luckily it worked out great. When it was all done, I sealed the paint with a flat spray finish by Valspar. The completed sculpture is approximately 3.5" tall.


lostsailors said...

Super adorable!

ihadsomelagears said...

First I gotta ask, are the footprints from the foxes in your header to eventually make a heart?

I agree this is so cute, cool too. Makes me think of Fox and The Hound, love that movie. Do you sell these at all? I would love to have one.

Jackie Sullivan said...

To ihadsomelagears: Yes, the footprints in the painting are suggesting a heart shape. And thank you for your interest in the foxes! I'm not currently selling these because this was a one time present for my fiance.

Maybe at some point I will make some to sell, though! I just have to figure out how I can make them in a more efficient manner where it would be worth the time it makes to sell them.