My latest slightly strange painting. Not sure what I think of it

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  1. hemingway

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    So some incredibly talented and skilled person sculpted a fox out of a treestump in my local cemetery.

    And, naturally, I decided to do a painting of it.

    As with all my original paintings (as opposed to when I copy other artists' picrures), I have all kinds of doubts about it. But that's art, I suppose. Anyway, here it is.

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  2. tah1962

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    That’s awesome! Love it.
     
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    Really cool. I like it
     
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    We are always our own harshest critics. Where you see flaws, other people just admire your talent. Nice job!
     
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    That looks amazing. You have great talent.
     
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    I think the execution is really great, I like your style. However, the composition doesn't really work for me personally, that fence is just such a strong element, it overpowers everything else and leads my eye away from the main subject.
     
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    Yes, if I did it again I don't think I'd include the bench, just the fox and the stump
     
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    My eye originally saw the bench as a headboard and the stump as a bed. It wasn't until I read this comment that I noticed the brickwork
     
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    Wow, I'm a lot worse than I thought!
     
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    The eye/brain always seeks to make sense of stuff, and for some reason, a fox sitting on a bed made more plausible sense to my neuron collective this morning than a fox on a tree stump behind a bench (the stump initially appeared to be rumpled bedding to me, btw)
     
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    I think the bench adds a cool narrative element, with the fox peering through/over it.
     
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    I agree.

    The last 90% of the bench peeking out of the right corner of the painting would have worked a lot better.

    Just my humble opinion.
     
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    Same here, thought it was a fox in bed.
    I like it though. Love the blues & greens.
    I must find my glasses:cool:
     
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    Love it! I can only draw stick people
     
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    I thought the fox was wolf-like, but I like the painting.
     
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    It's not just a fence. It is also a headboard of a bed. The fox has invaded your sleep and is seeking a way to communicate with your waking mind. Meditate deeply and repeat this phrase: "what does the fox say?"
     
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    That's exactly what it is. see above.
     
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    Haha. Me too. I was certain it was a fox on a bed.
    Thought you were doing some sort of re-imagining/re-interpreting of the original stump at the cemetery.
    Maybe you should say it is a bed.
    .
     
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    I enjoy your use of color .
     
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    I think it's great and I'm not normally big on wildlife depictions (saw too many Robert Bateman calendars etc., growing up).
    I like how you've broken the fox's shape into planes.
    Where did I put my paints?..
     
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