Sunday, October 12, 2014

Rabbit Convention

A rabbit convention took place recently in my studio.  Pets and wild rabbits from the neighborhood all came together in my mind and started rambling their way toward my canvases.  This little bunny is the most recent to complete his stay.  He was created with oil paints on a 6x8 inch canvas.  You can find him hiding here with some of my other animal paintings at my Etsy Shop.  If you miss him, reproductions are available here at my website in a variety of sizes on paper or canvas.  You can even get him framed and ready to hang.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Breakfast Bunny Animal Portrait

Early in the morning, just as the sun comes up, little rabbits creep out from their burrows and venture through my neighborhood looking for a tasty treat, hopeful that the dogs and children will be absent. It was one of those sweet dawn bunnies that inspired this oil painting. I tried to capture the morning light, his curious nature, and the fearful awareness that must be part of his everyday life. The original painting is 6x8 inches on stretched canvas.  It is available for purchase in my Etsy Shop along with some of my other small paintings of birds and animals

Sunday, October 5, 2014

Pear Love Romance

Bartlett pears start appearing on the trees in mid August and share their sweetness into the fall season if stored well. This contemporary still life oil painting was inspired by two yellow pears that didn't last long, not because of storage, but because of flavor. They were devoured soon after their debut. As they tilted toward one another, it was as though they were in love. All that is left is this portrait of their torrid affair.  Reproductions of this oil painting that documents their brief affair are available at my website, or just click on the prints tab at the top of the page.  

Friday, October 3, 2014

Small Impressions Updates and News

If you are a regular reader of my blog, you have probably noted a new look and some added features. At the top of the page there are tabs that will take you directly to my original small  paintings and one that will take you to a gallery of my reproduction prints.  I'm excited about the updates and hope my readers will find them helpful.  I will continue my blogging and sharing as I wander through my artistic pursuits.  Today I am sharing a small painting that will not be reproduced.  It is 4x6 inches and was created in oil paints. It can be purchased here from my Etsy shop, but you will not find it available as a reproduction print.  When it is gone, it's gone.