Monday, April 18, 2011

Red Fox Sculpture

Recognize this critter from your backyard? 
This was a commission for a young man from his parents. 
I loved working with the coloring of the fur on the body. My favorite thing is working the details of the face.
It was hard to say goodbye to him on Friday.
100% homegrown natural colored and hand dyed wool. No armatures.

Before looking at close up photos of wild foxes, I hadn't noticed how the color is red roan on the haunches. It gets darker toward the head.

The physical build of a fox is an odd combination of cat and dog characteristics, I think.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

FarmGirl's Nigel (Blue Ewe Dixie x Byland's Jericho)

This is the newest addition, born Tuesday night. Cute little ram with blue eyes (no splits).