It’s been so warm and dry here lately that it seems like Spring even though it’s February. I guess it’s the spring-like weather that brought this design out in me!
I enjoy rabbits as a subject. Their big eyes are captivating and their ears unmistakable. I placed this one in a vignette and transitioned to a scumbled background dotted with clover leaves and flowers. The clover repeats in the wreath on her head, along with the inevitable scrolls and swirls.
I think this is the only journal I’ve used metallic gold on. I used it for the stroke-work scrolls around the edge. A successful piece, all around, I think. I was tempted to keep it for myself, but I put it in my Etsy shop.
In this piece I drew heavily on the decorative painting techniques I’ve used and so enjoyed in the past.