November 25, 2012

Illustration Friday.... "Whiskers"

A backlit cottontail bunny with whiskers glowing in the early morning sunlight enjoys a tasty grape leaf at the Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Gardens in Claremont, California.  

This is a watercolor painting on canvas that I painted several years ago after a visit to Southern California.  I used masking fluid to preserve the white of the whiskers and the sunlit edges of the rabbit.


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Coreopsis said...

It's lovely--great use of the masking for those sharp white edges.

Marilia said...

So realist!

Momo said...

This is beautiful. You have captured the light on the whiskers and the ears so well. Lovely!

Ana M.F. said...

Beautiful work. I love the ears!!

jhitomi said...

Striking in its detail and realism. Love that he's chomping on the leaf.

poppylocke said...

I love bunnies.. and I love this illustration!