Monday, January 28, 2008

Hare Hair~


February's theme for TDIPT Mercantile is, "Bird's, Bees, and Bunnies Too!" And my offerings for the update on February 1st are all about the bunnies. Here is one I worked on for hours! I haven't named her yet, but you can see a little of the painting process, once she was ready to prime and paint. She has a clay head and bust and is sewn onto a cloth body. Her "paws" are also molded out of clay. Because I'm not as "practiced" with molding clay, getting the head "just right" took a few days of sanding, applying more clay, sanding, etc. And when she was ready for paint, I thought...hmmmm, why not try to paint fur? I usually paint fur on canvas, not sculpted creatures, but thought I'd give it a try. Well, 5 colors (for depth and dimension), and several hours later......my hand hurt, but she was hairy! Here are a few photos of the process. (the photo of the back of the head shows the last color, a sandy white.)

20 comments:

Tweetums said...

How fun. You did a great job. I like her little dress. -- I think she looks like a "Babs". =)

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Suzanne,
This is absolutely wonderful! I go through the same process of adding clay/p. mache and sanding too. Is this a form of sketching in 3-D?!? Not sure, but you've done a great job. And really captured the "essence" of fur.

Cathy

P.S. Glad your parallel parking was successful. :-) The really sad/funny part is that I'm now trying to teach my 16 year old to park. Now that's ironic.

Doreen said...

She looks wonderful Suzanne. Well worth the effort your obviously put into her.

What a great Theme. I love TDIPT

Hugs,
Doreen

Anonymous said...

Oh Suzanne.. she is an utter delight. I love bunnies in dressed. You did a great job on her. My daughter say's she loves it too !!! And loves bunnies. Have a wonderful day in the snow !!!

Mica

the feathered nest said...

She's so cute and I love her dress! You did such a good job on her!

Manuela

SweetAnnee said...

She's awesome!! of course!!

FrenchGardenHouse said...

oh my, Suzanne, this is so beautiful! You are amazingly talented.

Thanks so much for visiting me and entering my blog GIVE AWAY!

xo Lidy

Christine LeFever said...

Welcome to the world, pretty, folk art bunny by Suzanne! She is ever-so-sweet, and that fur is fabulous! Of course, I love her pink nose.

Whatever you name her will be ever so appropriate, like maybe Harriette.

Christine

Donna said...

Hi Suzanne,
She's so cute and I like her dress! What a great job you did!
Donna

Nana said...

Perfectly hairy and perfectly charming!

Her dress is very sweet.
You are the Design Queen.

Again.

Rachael Kinnison said...

WONDERFUL Suzanne!

Debbie Miller of Onion Patch said...

I just love her Suzanne!!

Lorraine said...

I just love her, Suzanne:)! She is just so pretty and charming!!

Miss Maddie's said...

Such detail! And what a darling little frock. She can hop into my garden anytime!
Susan

Bluejean Primitives said...

I just love her Suzanne!

Hallowed Hill Primitives said...

She's a beauty, Suzanne!

Sarah

Lana said...

Somebunny's been hard at work ~ sorry, couldn't resist! I know, I'm a dork, lol! She is beautiful Suzanne and you get so much detail in your painting! I know she'll sell right away.

......Thimblefolk.......Barb McNamara said...

I love your bunny Suzanne, her dress is great.

Barb

Angie(quillysilly) said...

She is absolutely beautiful! What talent you have...Thanks for entering my giveaway!! Angie

Enzie Shahmiri said...

That's one cute bunny! I surfed in through French Garden House and am glad to have found your blog.