I spent the day yesterday working on the final version of bunnies. This version is once again a silhouette, but it is going to be painted using a couple of nice techniques. I spent the afternoon working on the base coating and I used some crackle medium to give them a crackled finish. In the past, I have used the crackle medium with a dark under coat so that the crackles really stand out. This time however, I decided to use the bright pastel colors underneath for a more subtle effect. I am pretty happy with the result.
I used a neutral top color on all the pieces, so that they would all look good as a set. By using the same color on all the pieces, it gave them continuity, even though they all had different undertones. I was really pleased with how they came out.
I could have stopped there, as they looked very nice just at that point, but I wanted to add a bit more stroke work on their necks so that they would look a bit more finished and thought out. And that’s the point where I am right now.
I began doing the detailing last night, but it is a bit picky and it started getting late. I realized that there was no way that I was going to finish it yesterday and thought it would be best if I started fresh today. I anticipate finishing them up today, and then I only need to write the instructions before getting them on the site.
They are calling for snow today and tomorrow. and it is still much colder out than it was over the weekend. I suppose that winter isn’t ready to move on yet and we are going to have a few more weeks of this. But the warm days are beginning to occur more often, and even the colder days have not felt so bad. Somehow working on these brightly colored bunnies has brought the feeling of spring here no matter what it is like outside.
I’ll keep things short today, as I want to continue painting. I will have some new pictures for you all tomorrow and you can see the results of today’s work.
I wish you all a great day.
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