in march i made several backgrounds when i was feeling uninspired. for some reason this one wanted rabbits.
so i googled bunny images (b/c out of the millions of photos i have bunnies are not among them). and then i hoped i would remember how to paint. i traced the outlines ( loser, i know) then blocked in the light & dark.
bunny on the right looks sort of fierce & grumpy. not quite what i was going for.
i wish i had thought about the moon FIRST, but that's the way i work- no planning things out for me! ditto for the foreground. wanted a thru the rabbit hole thing, but it didn't work out so well.
hansa yellow glaze on the moon- better-
brushed a glaze of carbon black, azo green & gold over the bottom, better again, the a glaze of quince nickel azo over all of the background to tie it together, better again
lastly, husband helped me figure out why the right hand rabbit looked grumpy and i fixed it and voila!
and it's funny- b/c i have no idea where the rabbits came from (tho it IS the year of the rabbit), but i am really happy with this. looking forward to more playing in the same vein.