Saturday, September 10, 2016

Bunnies!

I haven't finished the portrait of Tristin but I did work on a bunny painting for my nephew and niece who are expecting.  They purchased a dry sink from an antique store that had already been painted with bunnies that they wanted to use as a changing table. So my niece wanted me to do some paintings for the walls of the nursery to go along with it.  The bunnies on the table were somewhat folk-art style and painted in what looks to be acrylic so I used acrylic to paint the following (& y'all know how well acrylics and I get along!!!)

Acrylic 8x10"


But this went fairly well except for the mottled coat of the gray rabbit which was somewhat difficult to achieve.  I think I'm going to have to get with my friend, Sue (PencilPix blog), and see how she does the ticking in some of her animals! 

I think this is much like the examples in the photo of the dry sink my niece sent but it doesn't look much like a painting for a nursery so I'm going to paint others in different styles with different backgrounds (all of the bunny paintings on the table had a dark floor and background).  She wanted several paintings and if I do different ones, she can choose what she really wants.

I'll post them all here and let you know what she ends up choosing!

2 comments:

Jennifer Rose Phillip said...

looks pretty mottled to me :) I just use small short brush strokes to get the effect, not sure what Sue does tho

Jan said...

Thanks for the comment, Jennifer. I guess it does look mottled but really meant the ticking of a roan horse for example. The small, short brush strokes would do it though, I was just being lazy and looking for a quicker way especially when mine don't look natural! lol