A Bat-Eared Fox. This particular work was a prelim study for a more comprehensive painting on the same subject.
An active little animal with such specialised hearing that it is able to be perfectly tuned in to its environment. Its enormous ears act as a cooling system, a means of communication and enable it to detect it’s prey of tiny bugs burrowing deeply underground. I have positioned my fox at a time around dusk, when these little predators come out of their underground dens to relax before moving off to hunt in the dark.
Description: Bat-Eared Fox. Medium: Oil on canvas. Dimensions: 90cm x 57cm