Paintings: A Fox Named Fable

"A Fox Named Fable"
Approximately 6.75 x 9.75 x .75"
Acrylic on wood

So many stories, and only one fox named Fable.

In keeping with my "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without" mantra for the year, Fable is painted on a wooden plaque that I found while shopping my studio (a.k.a. I deep-cleaned and rediscovered still more art materials--crikey, I'm an accidental hoarder!). My fox needed to be larger than 5 x 7" but smaller than 8 x 10," so this plaque is perfection. I think I bought it for a Christmas present idea that never came to fruition, but it's been hidden away long enough that I honestly don't remember. A fox, it is, then!

A recent trip to the Chicago Art Institute, specifically their recently opened Medieval galleries, inspired the rare use of metallic paints. While lovely, they are nigh impossible to scan, so here's a dodgy photo to give you a hint of the in-person sparkle:

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Artwork and text © Arden Ellen Nixon