Fearless Friday, Bunnies, 3 Ways

I have been thinking Spring all week,

and what better way to think Spring than painting bunnies!

You can paint them hopping with a simple stroke,

or paint them with a puffy cotton tail…

Or paint them with a floral headdress

I’ve been traveling this week,

with little time for painting and creating…

These bunnies are some of my very favorites,

so today I want to re-share the method so you can make your own

As you can see in the photo below,

the hopping bunny is created with 5 simple strokes and a pink dot

  1. Paint a slightly curved stroke with a fat round brush
  2. Paint a circle for the head
  3. A quick stroke for the ear, starting at the head and stroking away, using the tip of the brush to create a point
  4. Add a cotton tail with quick dabs
  5. Let the white paint dry and add a small pink stroke on the ear and dip the brush handle in pink to add a dot for the nose

To paint the bunny’s rear,

  1. Start with a big circle {brown, tan, white, gray}
  2. Add a smaller circle for the head
  3. A couple of quick strokes for the ears and paws
  4. When the paint is dry, add cotton tail and pink to the bent ear and the bottoms of his paws

The watercolor rabbit is a little more complicated,

but this loose method is fun to try,

and it’s supposed to look relaxed and a little messy…

Wet the paper and start blending the ears

If you use a watercolor block your paper won’t ripple,

but this mixed media art pad will flatten once it dries

It pretty much looks like a hot mess at this point,

but when you feel that way, instead of setting it aside and starting all over,

keep going!

I felt the ears were too short,

so I extended them with a few thin strokes,

and began filling in the body and facial details

You can create a nice effect with using water drops

Adding color to them by touching with the tip of a paint filled brush

You can blot them,

tip the paper to make them run

or simply let them dry and see what happens

I was having trouble with the placement of the left eye,

so I waited until the painting was almost finished

to determine the proper perspective

Even though watercolor isn’t very forgiving,

sometimes you can scrub it out with clear water and blotting.

Some line details, and this bunny was done

This painting was inspired by Sillier than Sally

Her style is loose, whimsical and colorful, and her paintings are magic

“Florabunny” will remain in my private collection and is not for sale

as this design belongs to Australian artist Sally Walsh.

You can visit her website, Sillier than Sally designs here to see more of her work

Have some bunny fun and Be Fearless!

Juicy Details

You can use craft acyrlic paint for painting flower pots, bottles, etc. Let the paint dry for 24 hours, and then it will be pretty durable. For washable pieces such as glassware, use acrylic paint made especially for glass that can be cured in the oven to make it top rack dishwasher safe.

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 Tasty Tuesday   Oh My Heartsie Girl Turn About Tuesday 

 Full Plate Thursday  Centerpiece Wednesday  Creatively Crafty

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36 Responses to “Fearless Friday, Bunnies, 3 Ways”
  1. Rita C. says:

    I love Florabunny and can’t wait for Spring! Happy Friday, Jenna!

  2. Florabunny is charming. It won’t be long until the bunnies are out in full force in my yard, and hopefully not in the garden! Happy Friday, Jenna. We have beautiful sunshine!

  3. thefrenchhutch says:

    Florabunny is absolutely beautiful and I am in love with her. You’ve inspired me to make a floral head piece for Willow for spring. Always enjoy seeing how you create your art. You are so gifted…..Happy Friday sweet friend, enjoy the weekend…..

  4. Ricki Treleaven says:

    Love the bunnies! You’re making me all excited about Easter. I’ll be happy when Lent is over, LOL!

  5. These are always the cutest things ever! I remember you doing Florabuny before and then I did my version and I loved doing them! The little quickie ones are darling. I love bunnies and it’s time to think about them — Easter is early is this year!

  6. pattyanneart says:

    Oh the bunnies are adorable, Jenna! 😍

  7. Such cute bunnies. I love florabunny with it’s sweet face and florals.
    Have a lovely weekend.

  8. Cyndi Raines says:

    Flora bunny is the sweetest! She has a precious face and her headband is so fitting! Spring is on the way and won’t we all be glad! Wanted to let you know your “crazy” post the other day so lightened my heart I took a “moonlight walk” (at 11 p.m. hehe) and enjoyed the snow glistening by the light of my driveway lights. We have a long driveway and I walked it for about 45 minutes enjoying the snow-globe world as the snowflakes floated down. It was magical, with stars twinkling above and the hooting of an owl in a near by pine tree. It was exhilarating! Thank you Jenna for encouraging us to enjoy the simple things in life. They are the best anyway! 😄

  9. Debra CANTALES says:

    Bunnies make me smile, and they are all so cute Jenna. I think I will try the hopping bunny.

  10. Bonnie Morgan says:

    Adorable bunnies. I am so ready for spring and your post is delightful!

  11. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, Florabunny is absolutely beautiful! I adore bunnies and can’t wait to get mine out. I’m so ready for spring, I’ve had enough of winter! This post made me think of my grandmother and brought a smile to face. She loved bunnies and had quite a collection. I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

  12. Very cute bunnies. I remember making bunnies on eggs with thumbprints…a million ceramic ones…they were very cute. i think I love your running bunnies too. Our yard is full of tracks, though we rarely see any in this weather now. Hugs, Sandi

  13. Mary says:

    I love seeing your creations come to life Jenna! Florabunny is adorable! ♥

  14. Kim says:

    Love the bunnies Jenna – all are precious. You are so talented! Bunnies just go with spring and who doesn’t love them? I think spring will be particularly welcome this year and I am so looking forward to it! Hope all is well down there in your neck of the woods.

  15. Delightful!

  16. marilyn1998 says:

    Sorry this is so late! Thank you for sharing at #OverTheMoon. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next week’s party too! Please stay safe and healthy. Come party with us at Over The Moon! Catapult your content Over The Moon! @marilyn_lesniak @EclecticRedBarn

  17. debracommonground says:

    oh, she’s just adorable!!! I admire your talent so much and you’re such an inspiration! Thanks so much for joining in at All About Home. I’m sharing Miss Florabunny Monday evening at the linky party!

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