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When the Moon Comes Down
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© 2018 - 2019 ArdenEllenNixon
"When the Moon Comes Down"
10 x 8"
Acrylic on canvas
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Some see a man in the moon; still others, a rabbit. I see differently.

It's not often one comes across a dead fox in a city road--this one was both quite fresh and quite gone. I confess to screaming in the car and being upset the remainder of the day. When you paint animals often, it's difficult to not feel you know them on some level, especially when--like foxes--you can encounter them in the wild. The foxes in our local cemetery remain one of my favorite reasons for walking there, and I owe them many a favorite moment. Without having met the dead fox, I had a sense of owing him, too. Thus, "When the Moon Comes Down."

My thanks to Woxys for the gorgeous reference photo.

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Ellygator|Hobbyist General Artist
Poor little fox - but so beautifully immortalized!
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Thank you.  One grows accustomed to seeing unfortunate squirrels (I swear, if ever I'm in an accident, it's going to be because I was trying to miss a squirrel), but the fox took me aback. 
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Ellygator|Hobbyist General Artist
I hear you. I sometimes stop jogging when I see a squirrel sitting on the pavement next to the road and I hear a car coming. Don't want to make the poor thing run away from me and right under an approaching car tire...
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JamJams|Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is absolutely stunningly beautiful!
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