10×14 watercolor ehanced colored pencil. Original available.

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The Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) is a mammal of the order Carnivora. In Great Britain and Ireland, where there are no longer any other native wild canids, it is referred to simply as “the fox”. It has the widest range of any terrestrial carnivore, being native to Canada, Alaska, almost all of the contiguous United States, Europe, North Africa and almost all of Asia, including Japan. It was introduced in Australia in the 19th century. As its name suggests, its fur is predominantly reddish-brown, but there is a naturally occurring grey morph known as the Silver Fox; a strain of tame Silver Fox has been produced from these animals by systematic domestication. Distribution
The largest species within the genus Vulpes, the Red Fox has a native range spanning most of North America and Eurasia, with several populations in North Africa. A subspecies, the Japanese Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes japonica) migrated from India to China and eventually to Japan. It is also known by the Japanese name kitsune. The Red Fox has been introduced to Australia, where it poses a serious conservation problem. There is some debate on whether or not red foxes are native to North America. It has been hypothesized that the North American red fox originated from European red foxes, which introduced into the Southeastern United States around 1750. It may have interbred with the scarce indigenous population to produce a hybrid population.

Three subspecies of Red Fox are found in India: Vulpes vulpes Montana (the Tibetan Fox), found in Ladakh and the Himalayas, Vulpes vulpes griffithi (the Kashmir Fox) found in Jammu and Kashmir less the Ladakh sector, and Vulpes vulpes pusilla (the Desert Fox) found in the Thar Desert of Rajasthan and in Kutch, Gujarat. (info from Wikipedia)

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  • Ginny York
    Ginny Yorkover 5 years ago

    Fantastic work Barb, and great information. Definately a favorite!

  • Elkmaster4
    Elkmaster4over 5 years ago

    WOW,,,,,this is a true masterpiece! Love the eyes !

  • Jim Phillips
    Jim Phillipsover 5 years ago

    Another grand example of your amazing art Barbara. Beautiful work.

  • Brian Towers
    Brian Towersover 5 years ago

    Up to your usual excellent standard Barb.

  • Tama Blough
    Tama Bloughover 5 years ago

    Wonderful! Love the saturated colors.

  • saleire
    saleireover 5 years ago

    masterpiece!!

  • Dave  Butcher
    Dave Butcherover 5 years ago

    Really nice work , very expressive

  • Gillian Ussher
    Gillian Ussherover 5 years ago

    I love this so much! A beautiful little family of foxes live at the end of my garden, they have exactly this gorgeous, intelligent face!

  • Mariann Rea
    Mariann Reaover 5 years ago

    Wonderful fox art! I like :D

  • redladyart
    redladyartover 5 years ago

    Please consider adding this stunning work to our new group, The Great Outdoors

    We’re looking for more painters and digital artists to join us in showcasing wildlife and scenery. :)

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