Wednesday, 3 December 2014

Palette knife bunny

palette knife bunny, grey and white rabbit, palette knife rabbit, pet portrait by karen
I don't recall painting a bunny rabbit before. I have had three or four goes, but found it difficult to capture the look I am after. What I want to avoid at all costs is "cute" as I do not think bunny rabbits are cute at all. I recall as a child being scratched, bitten and kicked on a regular basis by my malevolent white rabbit. I have no doubt I deserved it (from his point of view). 
Nowadays the view is that rabbits are inappropriate pets for children. I agree. 
Not sure I captured the malevolent glint in the eye on this one, but he looks wary, which is a good start. Palette knives are very good tools if you want to avoid cutsey. I like them.