This is a miniature egg tempera painting of a fox with a gold background surrounding it.  The fox represents the wild animals of the world that deserve our respect, kindness and protection.  The gold background signifies that all animals are sacred.

The painting is done on 1/8 masonite clayboard painted with gesso under the tempera.  The gold leaf is applied over sanded and burnished clay bole.  The gold leaf has cracks that signify the dangers wild animals are facing because of climate change.    

The painting is done in the traditional Artist Trading Card format of 2.5″x3.5″.

The painting is extremely detailed with many layers of tempera.  The painting is mounted in a red wood frame. The back of the frame is wired and ready to hang. 

Painting is framed in a red wood frame and is wired and ready to hang.