A Fire Moves Across the Prairie
by Christopher Richards
The title is a part of a line from the song "Sawdust and Diamonds" by Joanna Newsom (who's song inspired a poster on S6 as well). At the time, this was a bit unlike anything else I'd done, and everyone I knew personally seemed to really like how it came out. I used masking tape, then paint, to create the black outlines of my fox here, and did vertical lines for the background while horizontal lines for the body. I used acrylic paints, but also introduced some new colors to my palette with a metallic sparkle to them that helped to make his body shine and jump out. I keep meaning to do another like this, and already have some plans for my next canvas painting to go back to this style and subject. I hope you love it too!