Sally’s Bunny, watercolor, 9 x 7.5″, ©Lynn Davis-Smith
Sally is a friend who paints, draws, rides horses, raises kids and has some rabbits! She brought a rabbit to our painting group one day. I tried to sketch it a few times, but the rabbit moved too fast for my pencil. It’s always good to do some quick sketches, though, as it gives you a feeling for the animal’s character and how it moves. I took some photographs that day, too, and eventually painted this little bunny portrait. I usually paint on watercolor paper, but this was done on bristol board, which is very smooth. It was a different feeling altogether, but I like how it came out. Since I can’t resist texture, I used some of Daniel Smith’s primatek color here — hematite, as I recall.