‘A Fox Was Waiting’ is a drypoint tinted with watercolour of a red fox and two sunflowers in a folk art style.
Image size 130 x130mm printed on 600gsm paper size 230 x 230mm. Fits perfectly into Ikea’s Hovsta frame. An edition of six handmade originals.
What is a drypoint?
Drypoint is a printmaking technique that allows an artist to make multiple original images. Each painting is handprinted and unique with slight variations in each copy. In my case Discover more about drypoint printmaking.
This painting celebrates the incredible work of my hero, the scandalously unsung Alfred Russel Wallace. Wallace came up with the theory of natural selection independently of Darwin and established the study of biogeography.
This painting is no longer available, and is shown here for your viewing pleasure and for the glory of Wallace.
Read more about Wallace here.
When you visit the University of Oxford’s Natural History Museum its a job to know where to look - at the marvellous exhibits? Or at the magnificent architecture? In this painting you'll spot a dodo, some dinosaur footprints, the swifts that nest in the tower, a dinosaur skeleton and so much more! My favourite bit is the frog in the jar. What's your's? The title comes from Charles Darwin's book 'The Origin of Species' in which he wrote of his theory of evolution by natural selection: "There is grandeur in this view of life..." The print is last one of a limited edition (of 4) hand-made drypoint tinted with watercolour - 450mm x 700mm.