Rabbit and Rocks 5×5″ oil on canvas
Here’s my first painting of 2017. A lucky rabbit! I think that by the end of the year all these little paintings are going to push me out of my studio.
This little canvas was originally a failed lemon 🍋 still life. For a while you could see the lemon under the sketched paint outline of the rabbit. You can still see a tiny bit of yellow under him. It was a great canvas, I had put a think layer of something on it to make it perfectly smooth. I can’t stand the bumps on the canvas but I’m often to lazy to prepare the canvases so they are smooth. When I paint thick it doesn’t matter, but I love the way paint slides across a smooth canvas.
This is a little brown bird I saw in the trees by my house. And this is a fine example of canvas bumps. It’s not terrible, but not my favorite.