I really struggled to get a clear picture of this fidgety little bunny :D Spring is in the air, and she just wants to jump and dance :D
For my "A Piece a Week" entry, I got round to re-cycling a Chinese Take-away calender I'd saved :D
It took a coating of gesso quite happily...
and Celtic stencils seemed some how appropriate for this project, which I then covered with a thin layer of cerulean blue.
I was born in the year of the Rabbit...in March...and have a tattoo of a spiral Hare on my leg...so the image chose itself :D
I outlined the stylised dancing Rabbit and knocked back the background with another thin coat of white gesso.
Spring green leaves seemed suitable for the background...
a,d a carpet of white flowers to dance upon...
I used a Martha Stewart stencil for the flowers, before defining their shape with a black pen.
I then used black paint to "throw the figure forward, while adding gold to the leaves and flower centres.
The shimmer of the gold and the "slatted" surface made photographing difficult, and the colour of the finished piece is much richer than it appears here.
Why not get yourself one of these calenders and decorate it with your designated animal?
Enjoy :D XXX
entering this weeks Inspiration Avenue Challenge...Chinese New Year