This is my last painting of 2020, finished New Year’s Eve.
There used to be many jackrabbits in the area, some were smaller and wiry, some were larger and relaxed, relatively tame. Several were my friends. Mr. Bunny loved the coolness around the dampened areas and shade around the lavender. He also liked to eat the echinacea leaves.
There were many rabbits that year, now there are hardly any. I loved and missed seeing him, so I painted this from my photo of him.
Here is the process:
Mr. Bunny has actually appeared in two other paintings that I have done, both in self portraits. In the first, the watercolor, he is laying at my feet. In the portrait, he is by Jeff’s feet.