(I prefer to see a painting before it is cropped and matted and framed because I so enjoy the raggedy edges and the scribbles in the margins testing color and brush load.)
Once I was done with the little fox portrait I was ready to proceed with my wildlife portrait greeting cards as I had the frame and the four animal portraits – hare, raccoon, black bear, and fox. Or so I thought. But when I went to the computer to begin printing my previous scans to put the cards together I couldn’t find a scan of the hare! I guess I just didn’t do it. And now that little painting is glued into the rabbit icon behind glass. There was nothing to do but paint another, and here it is!
This one is a completely different look from the first – a cottontail rather than a hare and an expression more sweet than serious.
So now I have my four animal portraits – onward with the cards! And meanwhile, I’m pondering what to do with this little painting.