There are lots of porcelain rabbits in the decor shops, and they seem to go with the renewed interest in French country-style decorating. My friend, Melissa, gave me a tiny white porcelain rabbit and I immediately saw the possibilities of this very plain form. It is as if a featureless rabbit is no longer the slave of "scale" and can easily appear gigantic when painted. Melissa also sent me the photo of the rows of porcelain rabbits, and we both thought that they looked scary. I suppose I can turn the idea into something threatening. Maybe it will be possible to move away from the "cute" label.
|Three Giant Glass rabbits , 10" x 10" oil on wrapped canvas.|
|A tiny porcelain rabbit is the model for my 3 giants.|
I used a purple colour to work out the forms and volumes.