Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Cottontail Rabbit

Cottontail Bunny
6x6 Oil on Canvas
Cheri Wollenberg
Here at our home in Fayetteville we have two decks....an upper and lower deck that faces the north.  In the mornings between 6:00 and 7:00 am we go to the upper deck to drink coffee.  Many times there are deer that are passing between the forest treelines on the east and west of our house.  There are other little forest creatures that grace us with their presence too.  For the last several weeks there have been two little bunnies that jump, run and play.  They have been a delight to watch.  One morning I decided to take my camera out and try to capture them.  All my shots were from above and not too conducive to painting, so I decided to sneak downstairs, and see if I could quietly get some photos of them.  Needless to say, I had to zoom in quite a bit.  I took a lot of images to get a few that gave me what I was looking for as resources to paint.  I found that painting this image was rather challenging.  First, there was a lot of green around them, and second, the values were very much the same.  I had to take a lot of artistic license when I painted the small one.  I will have to try this little guy at least one more time or the other fellow.  Both were so cute.  Below are other images of them.  I think this one thought he was hiding from me and I thought I was hiding from him (chuckle).  To check this little fellow out, click Cottontail Rabbit.


Sadami said...

Hi, Cheri,
I really love this painting. So cute and beautiful!
Cheers, Sadami

Violetta Smith said...

So cute, soft and fluffy.


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