Foxes Skull


I painted this a few months ago now.  Its a great little fox skull given to me by an old friend.  I have painted it a few times – skulls may not be  everyone’s cup of tea, but I have always found them great subjects.  A skull is a great symbol of both time and impermanence – both of which have no actual form.  You cant paint time but only subjects that suggest its arising or passing.

I am pleased to say that I have already found someone interested in this painting – but thought it would be a nice addition to the blog.  Im hoping to get to wales sometime soon and see if I can find some bigger sheep skulls that also make great subjects for painting.

I must say I get a mixed response from my students about painting skulls.  What do you think?


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      Thanks Anna, Yes I wish I had a few more. There used to be a tradition of artists and medical students having actual human skeletons to study..but you cant get hold of them now, just plastic ones. Not sure the last time I saw a live wombat?

  1. I like drawing bones too, although I seem to have mislaid my few kangaroo bones. The abstract shapes are an inspiration. Painting them, well that’s something I haven’t tried! What a challenge. Your paintings are so atmospheric Ed. I love them. I am visiting from our Facebook group formed by Roos. Cheers, Philippa.

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      Thanks for popping by Philipa! – wow kangaroo bones…we dont see many of them over here in suffolk!

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