22 March 2016

Hopping to the Music

Sharing some new work that hopped into my Etsy shop for Spring...


I painted these petite gallery wrapped canvases, just six by six inches square, in a soft palette of creamy white and a hint of antique gold.


After the paint on the canvases was dry, I then cut out delicate pieces of original vintage sheet music paper and built some bunnies.


Each piece of the fragile sheet music paper was hand applied as the bunnies came to life on the canvases.


I added a little sparkle to their cottontails with vintage rhinestones...


...and snuggled the rabbits each in a bed of paper posies, which are embellished with tiny white pearls.


With some charcoal ink I pressed the French word for rabbit, LAPIN, onto the canvas.


To protect and preserve the papers and ink, I painted a thin layer of matte gesso over the entire piece, leaving the vintage rhinestones alone so their sparkle would not be tarnished.


These precious buns would be adorable hanging in a child's nursery or sitting on a shelf.  Each is hand signed in ink and ready to hang.

They are available individually or as a pair in my Etsy shop.  I will also be offering them as fine art prints, which can be framed.  Please take a moment to visit my shop for these and more hand made gifts, for any occasion.

As always, thank you for your visit.

Happy Spring!

Ciao amici,
Suzanne

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