Thursday, March 4, 2010

Wearing A Robe Of Gold

It's Spring!
March has arrived bringing beautiful blue skies and birdsong.

Wow.. what a wonderful response to the giveaway! If you haven't already entered you have bags of time left. I will choose a winner out of the hat, sometime on Sunday. (Make sure you leave your comment on the giveaway post)
I said I'd show you the painting that I have been working on, so thats what I'm back here today to do....

After painting the picture 'Clothed in Silver'  (The white fox) I  decided to do a picture to accompany it. Along the same theme. I planned the picture here in my sketchbook where it has been sat patiently waiting it's turn to be created into a  painting on canvas.

 

'Wearing A Robe Of Gold'

                                                      (24x30 cms on deep edge canvas)
I have included 'my moth' and tried to capture the same light that was glowing on the morning when I let it fly to freedom.
This will be available to buy as a print in my Etsy shop soon.

I also did this little 15x15 cms painting yesterday..

' Mothlight'

The colours have turned out a little bright in this photo. In reality they are much darker.
Right, I'm off to paint two large owl hangers now.


33 comments:

  1. Beautifully enchanting as always!You are magical in all you do!
    Kiki~

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  2. An aristocratic fox - very handsome indeed!

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  3. Lovely foxy loxy Karen. I love the teasels in the foreground too.

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous, you are a genius!

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  5. The pictures are beautiful - really atmospheric.

    Pomona x

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  6. Your imagination joins the element of reality in what we see in your art. Fantasy and reality. Giving us two venues to view your art. I love it.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

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  7. Karen, I just love the light in this painting. The moth and the thistles are a beautiful complement. Gorgeous!

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  8. what a beautiful fox! love him :)

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  9. These new paintings have an ethereal beauty.
    Have you thought of creating and selling notecards? All of your art is so charming and would make delightful cards.

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  10. Your new paintings are beautiful. This fox will certainly be a lovely companion to the Silver one.

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  11. Yet more great paintings! I always look forward to them. Thanks so much!

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  12. Both WONDROUS! I do so looooove stopping by here and I always leave inspired and...well...more hopeful somehow.

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  13. Love your latest & newest banner and I very much appreciate your blog... its all so beautiful... sometimes it makes me cry !

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  14. I'm quite new to your blog - beautiful work. I love foxes and this painting is magical.

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  15. Gorgeous Fox Karen, I love the way you've captured the light!

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  16. I adore your work. Favourited so many on Etsy! That fox is looking amazing.xx

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  17. So beautiful Karen, your paintings are truly enchanting

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  18. What a wonderful title and one of the best paintings you've done! Wow! ...you were truly inspired doing this one, it's so beautiful and such an unusual perspective I love it.xx

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  19. Mr Fox looks very elegant in his Robe of Gold. There is such wonderful light in this painting Karen and the teasels and moth are a beautiful touch!

    Jeanne

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  20. I love your work and it is amazing therapy coming to your Blog. I listen to the music and wander through the wonders cast before us like jewels. The stress just rolls away. You are a woman of great heart.
    Kay

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  21. Coo! Ta for showing the drawing. It's lovely to see the first thoughts on the page and then the finished idea in the painting.

    I do like the mothlight one too. But that fox is quite something.

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  22. Oh my goodness!!! What loveliness. I SO adore this fox...he is absolutely stunning. :) Thank you for sharing all this beauty today. Theresa

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  23. OMG ^^ it looks so pretty, i like the colors!!

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  24. Wonderful pictures, Karen. We have a lovely fox at our field and yours looks a lot like her :)

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  25. Karen!

    Both of these paintings are GREAT!

    I love the unique perspective in "Wearing a Robe of Gold"! Great title too! A very strong, charming, and detailed illustration!

    And "mothlight" is just magical looking!

    -Dean

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  26. oh how I love the moth painting...the colours are wonderful....

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  27. Such a beautiful and powerful piece. The quality of the painting is so wonderful as well, the light the details... everything... just exquisite! A perfect partner to your magical luna fox. Your art always touches me, I love your blog so much.
    And the moths have enchanted you as well:)I found a crysalis just lying in the middle of the road a couple of weeks ago.It had spent all night on the frosted tarmac. I had no idea where it had fallen from so took it inside. It is now safe in a cool place, and I await to see what will emerge:) From the size of it I think it is some kind of Hawkmoth. Perhaps an Elephant Hawkmoth which seem to abound on the island... I have my fingers crossed :)

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  28. love both paintings very much, they made my heart leap with wonder :o)

    wishing you a wonderful and magical week xxx

    sumea

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