At first it's difficult to draw a hare that is anything but sweetness. But now I admit to being a wee bit obsessed with the creepiness of these creatures, and find myself sneaking up on this painting after dark, just to be slightly startled and delighted. More to come along this path, I think.
Just so we don't encounter him on an actual path. :)
About the art: beginning with a wood panel gesso'd thickly and with random texture. Initial sketch in oil crayon over the gesso. Slowly layering thinned oil paint and allowing the underpainting to dry thoroughly. Applying then a thick layer of varying blues over the rabbit and dragging the paint with rubber wedge and squeegee. Allowing liquin and paint-soaked brushes to leave trails through the drying paint, then adding back a few details. Check out a process video at Instagram.com/jenjovanart
Lola (Jen) Jovan and her imaJENation