Sunday, February 14, 2016

Bunnies on the Brain!

I did it again... another bunny painting!

I entered this white bunny in the Pantone Color of the Year contest. The painting must feature their colors of the year: 

Rose Quartz - a pink hue
Serenity - a blue hue

I've long loved Asian influenced art, so I had fun doing the research and incorporating that type of design in this painting. 

The sides are painted an antiqued red. In Asian culture, red is a symbol of good fortune and joy.

The title "Carpe Diem" (Seize the Day) is painted on the gold stripe in Japanese kanji fashion, though it's hard to see the gleam of the gold paint in a scan. But in person, it's there. :-D

Here is how the background looked at the start:

You can just see the antiqued red sides here:

And the finished bunny:

"Carpe Diem"
8 x 8 inch acrylic on wrapped canvas

Hope you enjoyed meeting this newest bunbun to join the growing Bunny Parade! They pick the 5 winners tomorrow, Monday Feb 15th. Fingers and toes crossed! :-D


MONDAY UPDATE: Carpe Diem Bunny wasn't chosen as a winner. But I'm still happy with her, and glad I painted this one. Totally enjoyed playing with the Asian influenced design.
If you'd like to see the winners, their Facebook page announcement is HERE.
Congratulations to the winners!