A fox went out on a chilly night…


40×40 cm fox watercolour on black deep edge canvas, waxed and ready to hang

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I do like a traditional rhyme, so when I was painting this fox in watercolour on a black canvas, the following sprang to mind:
The Fox went out on a chilly night
He prayed for the moon to give him light
For he’d many a mile to go that night
Before he reached the town-o, town-o, town-o
He’d many a mile to go that night before he reached the town-o


Traditionally, transparent watercolour is painted on white, to allow the light to shine through. By turning things on their heads, I believe I have captured a little of the ethereal nature of the cat.

While I love traditional watercolour, it has to be protected under glass and with a mount. This can put a barrier between you, the viewer, and the painting, so I have been experimenting with watercolour on canvas. And those experiments lead to me first book!

The surface is specially primed to accept the paint and then sealed or possibly waxed. I just add a string and it is ready to hang. It is a contemporary way of displaying your art and I love the mix of traditional watercolour with the new.

As with all watercolours, it should not be hung in bright sunlight, an area of high humidity or near a heat source, but I am sure you knew that!

I am also happy to arrange shipping, and as I love each painting will do my best to ensure it reaches you in perfect condition. If you are not in the UK, I can get you a quote.

In addition to the gallery paintings I also accept commissions too, so feel free to get in touch, if you have something in mind.