At first it's difficult to draw a hare that is anything but sweetness. But now I admit to being a wee bit obsessed with the creepiness of these creatures, and find myself sneaking up on this painting after dark, just to be slightly startled and delighted. More to come along this path, I think.
Just so we don't encounter him on an actual path. :)
About the art: beginning with a wood panel gesso'd thickly and with random texture. Initial sketch in oil crayon over the gesso. Slowly layering thinned oil paint and allowing the underpainting to dry thoroughly. Applying then a thick layer of varying blues over the rabbit and dragging the paint with rubber wedge and squeegee. Allowing liquin and paint-soaked brushes to leave trails through the drying paint, then adding back a few details. Check out a process video at Instagram.com/jenjovanart
8/15/2022 06:50:35 pm
Lola, thanks for including the link to your process video for this powerful piece—I've already watched it several times and I'll be watching again! You continue to do such significant creative shoving and nudging. I am agog at and humbly challenged to push and niggle my very own self!
8/16/2022 03:26:03 pm
Dotty!!!! I am over the moon that you're enjoying the video...and that it will become rabbit rabbit greetings!
8/16/2022 01:35:48 am
I am present battling with my neighbor's rabbit/bunny or what ever you want to call it. I try so hard to keep a few plants alive during this very hot summer, and along he comes eating anything that is green.
8/16/2022 03:27:05 pm
Carol! That pesky neighbor rabbit! Argh!
8/16/2022 03:27:47 pm
Carl! Delighted to find the creepy wonderfulness in this iconic creature....and thanks a bunch!
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