After months and months of working on this piece it's finally complete! This is the first painting I've created 100% for me! I call this oil painting the "Spirit Animal Painting" or simply "The Fox and the Pelican".
The idea for the piece came from my interest and research into spirit animals. My husband, Derek, and I were chatting one day about what we thought our spirit animal would be. It didn't take long for a pelican to come to mind for Derek, being as he loves the wind and ocean so much (he's a windsurfer). Mine was a little more challenging, but we finally decided on the fox. From what I've learned about these intriguing creatures, they have traits similar to that of a cat and a dog. As someone who can identify with both species, a fox seemed like the perfect fit.
With the main characters out of the way, on came the other details. Every creature and plant was well thought out and has a story, all special to me and my life. To say this is my favorite piece ever just might be an understatement. :) I love it!