Curious Fox Beadwork

Garment illustration by Janet Tarjan Erl

Curious Fox Beadwork

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 16″h x 27″w, T-shirt Image Size: 6″h x 10.5″w, 1997, Revised 2022.

I did this illustration of a Red Fox as part of my Native Visions preprint line for T-shirts. Native Visions is a collection of illustrations where wildlife and Native American beadwork are combined together. This cute, curious red fox glances as if it just saw something stirring. The backdrop is a pretty southwest bead design.

Painted in watercolor. Scanned into the computer and floated. Digital painting and enhancements, graphics, colors, effects, and text were done in Photoshop.

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Silently Waiting

Watercolor painting of a fox in snow by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Silently Waiting

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 22″h x 32″w, 1995.

While out skiing in the Mt. Shasta Wilderness Area, I came across this intricate, lacy design of snow-covered branches and twigs. When I saw this scene, I imagined a small animal peering contentedly from behind the branches. Later, when decided to do a classic snowy scene, I thought of this scene. I added a red fox and depicted it patiently waiting under cover of the snow laden branches. The fox seemed the most appropriate animal for the setting. Many delicate watercolor washes were applied to build up the values and textures of the fur and the snow-covered branches. This painting is in the permanent collection of the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, Vermont.

Original is sold.

Reproductions available.

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I Walk Alone

Watercolor painting of a fox by Janet Tarjan Erl.

I Walk Alone

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 14″h x 22″w, 1990.

This Red Fox poses among the tall summer grasses that contrast against an outcrop of rocks in the hills of Greenhorn Park in Yreka, Calif. This artwork was published as a limited edition by Applejack.

Original is sold.

Reproductions available.

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Foxy Hunter

Watercolor painting of a fox by Janet Tarjan Erl.

Foxy Hunter

Medium: Watercolor, Image Size: 10″h x 14″w, 2014.

This painting is of a Red Fox in late winter-early spring. The wild grasses are interspersed between patches of snow. The rich blue shadows on the snow compliment the various hues of browns of the fox and grasses which make a subtle yet rich painting.

Painting available.

Reproductions available.

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