Wednesday, June 06, 2012
A Change of Pace
There are rabbits everywhere right now. They hang out around the house, in the (empty) dog runs, bounce around the (not always empty) paddocks. I took some photos of this guy from my studio window - he (she?) was parked in the driveway. I have wanted to paint some rabbits since I did the workshop with Val Hinz in 2009, inspired by her beautiful bunny paintings. This one isn't nearly as lovely as hers, but I had fun doing it. It is 10 x 8 oil on panel, and I'm calling it "Judgement," in honour of one of my favourite blogs, Disapproving Rabbits. It's a really fun site, and in my opinion, worth the visit!
I was determined to finish both the bunny and another small painting today, a 6 x 8 oil on Raphael linen panel of Twine when Sheldon was a baby. I always loved the reference photo, despite (or maybe because of) its simplicity. I think I might call this one "Careful, Now!" It's kind of a tribute to the longsuffering mares who endure so much while raising their foals.
Etsy store. I will have them there at a special price for a limited time - if they don't sell, I'll get the framed and save them for the Studio Tour! September is going to be here far too quickly!
My website is also newly redesigned - there is a little bit of tweaking to be done, but it's more or less finished. Have a look and let me know your thoughts. I am trying to keep it streamlined, in hopes I can keep it updated more efficiently.
Thanks for checking in! Hopefully I'll be stirring up more dust in the studio soon!