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Thursday, July 3, 2014

Playing with Rabbits and Depth

I was pleased to realize that the bunnies have become a part of me when a friend wrote: "somehow they are so you"! We had better watch my facial features, as I may begin to resemble The March Hare or some such character!

Both the blue Wm Morris rabbits from my last blog have sold, and I know I must do every other background blue. Blue is so like Delft and very popular.But for the moment, I have made another rabbit displayed against William Morris's Trellis Wallpaper design. This was a working drawing for a design and he was trying different backgrounds behind the trellis. I decided to paint both the rust colour and the beige background and to fill the whole design with black or white ink patterns.

I then placed the rabbit so that it seems to sit on a vertical piece of fencing and to chat to the wallpaper bird. A 3-D rabbit and a flat 2-D bird. A 3-D rabbit sitting on a flat piece of trellis!

Somebunny is Confused. Available artwork

What fun to play like that! And from that I got the name for the painting: "Somebunny is Confused!"

7 comments:

  1. Such incredible detail in your backgrounds for the rabbits. What patience you have. And such interesting backgrounds.

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    1. Thank you, Jean. I am no longer in my large studio (although the house has not been sold yet) so it really suits me to work at a table and on this small scale. It is almost like doing a doodle!

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  2. This is beautiful Marie, love it against the colourful back-ground!

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    1. Thank you, Maree. It is surprising how colourful some of Wm Morris's designs were, but I am mostly doing monochrome interpretations.

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  3. Excellent and interesting composition Marie, I can identify your bunnies so well they have a character of their own! Love this unique piece a lot!

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    1. How nice of you padmaja! Now this I am going to use one day: "I can identify your bunnies so well they have a character of their own". Thank you for those meaningful words.

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  4. Very clever of you Marie. These little bunnies are so charming and I love the fabulous backgrounds you show them on.

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