Struggles With Acrylics Yield an Orange Rabbit Beast

Rabbit Beast, 5″ x 7″ Acrylics
Painting 8 of 30 Paintings in 30 Days

I have encountered some obstacles in my return to acrylics for 30 Paintings in 30 Days! I started late, the bitter (Chicago area) cold is sapping my will to art, no internet for multiple days TWICE in two weeks (now fixed! <knock wood>), and very busy at my regular job.

It is now Day 11 and I am going to claim 8 Paintings! (Even though some aren’t quite complete.) My favorite so far, which I would prefer to work on more but can’t because it’s only #8, is the silly creature above, made in a promise to Ann D’Angelo that I would try something odd and whimsical today.

I am trying to appreciate this challenge for getting me to paint a lot, even though I mostly feel these paintings are unfinished as I race on to the next one. But that’s ok!

Alpaca, Camel, Sheep
Each 5″ x 7″ Acrylics

The previous paintings were a series of ungulates in blue on red. I ended up trashing the camel (in the middle) after becoming very frustrated with it. Which is bound to happen if you don’t paint for 10+ months! The sheep (right side) has some nice qualities. But I am moving on.

I hope your January is going nicely! I hope mine ends more nicely than it started!

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9 thoughts on “Struggles With Acrylics Yield an Orange Rabbit Beast

  1. Ann D'Angelo

    Woohoo! You made something odd and whimsical, and I totally love it! Sadly, I do not know the names of all the rabbit bits, but I will tell you the many bits and bobs that appeal to me: Those big, gorgeous eyes with their accompanying lush lashes, the bunny kissing bits under the nose, the super-long whimsical bunny neck (a stroke of genius, all by itself!), and the tiny bunny chin.

    You made a great background for it, too!

  2. Elena Caravela

    Even if one paints every day, not everything works….;) I think you’re doing quite well!

  3. Leslie White

    My goodness! Did I know you painted in acrylics before? I don’t think so. I really like what you do with them. The rabbit is “come to life”! I like the feel of body and a little texture you get with them that are not evident with the markers. So cool!

  4. Mom

    Hi :) Have to say it has been getting easier to write on the IPad now that I have done the letters & nos. stuff!
    Sorry for all the problems with the internet-no fun & I know that frustration well!! As for the orange Rabbit -why not He or She is a cutie!! & I’ll bet you’ll catch up with the 30 – there are 31 days in Jan. you know!!
    Love, Mom

  5. clara

    Know what you mean…….cold means sluggish including artwork. These are a nice new touch on styles…..and love the bright colors. Ungulates are interesting group to paint……am working on goats myself…..

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