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Bunny (WIP). 14x11, oil on linen panel. 2015. It's been a while since I finished any new work so I jumped the gun and posted this one before completing it. This is done from the customer's own photograph. This first layer is painted directly over a (dried) raw umber block in and was done in one sess

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Nimrod. 11x14, oil on linen panel. 2015 It doesn't start to feel like spring until I have a couple of rabbit paintings under my belt. This is one that was hanging around in our garden the other day. His ears looked like they had been nibbled by his mom when he was a youngster, so I gave them some pa

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Wicket. 12x12, oil on linen panel. 2015. The wild rabbits living in our neighborhood are always at risk of being painted. This little chap was hiding under a bush the other day when I managed to take his picture without spooking him. He still had his winter coat and was adorably fluffy. The surface

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Dandelion. 9x12, oil on linen panel. 2014 To be honest, it is difficult to keep finding a name for rabbit paintings so I've decided that I will just have to rely on my imagination a little more. I found this rabbit by going for a 2.5 mile walk down some of the unpaved country roads round our neck of

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The Rabbit Next Door. 9x12, oil on linen panel. 2014. Even though there are plenty of rabbits in our neighborhood, the hard part of painting them is getting a good photo to use: I have to sneak up on them with my camera and take a few pictures before they bolt.  I photographed this rabbit in ou

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