Fearless Friday, FloraBunny

I’m traveling today so I am going to re-share one of my favorite paintings

to put you in a happy Spring frame of mind-

This painting was inspired by some watercolors I saw recently by

Sillier than Sally

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

When I saw this bunny, I fell in love and couldn’t wait to get started

I wet the paper and started blending the ears

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

but my 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

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

You can blot them,

or 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 with a fine liner pen

and this bunny was done

Camellias from my garden…

Camellias are the Alabama state flower

 They are so beautiful!

You really can learn a lot by using other artwork for inspiration,

just make sure you always give credit to the artist

“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 fun and

Be Fearless!

I do have some of my own original bunnies in my Society 6 shop

You can see all the Tulip Bunny items here

You can see all the items Rosie the Rabbit is on here

Carrot Love items here

In case you missed it, yesterday I shared a simple painted

Spring Bunny and a Carrot Ribbon craft here

I will be joining these fabulous parties and blogs:

 Sundays on Silverado/  Love Your Creativity 

What’s for Dinner/ Between Naps on the Porch 

All About Home/ Common GroundFollow the Yellow Brick Home

Oh My Heartsie Girl / Turn About Tuesday / Our Tiny Nest

Karin’s Cottage Linky Party / Creative Crafts / Crafty Creators

Whimsey Home Wednesday Full Plate Thursday

Creatively Crafty/ Thursday Favorite Things   

Happiness is Homemade/ Home Matters

38 Responses to “Fearless Friday, FloraBunny”
  1. Oh! I just love her!

  2. Such a sweet and cute bunny!

  3. Nancy says:

    Oh my gosh! I am in love!

  4. Safe travels – thanks for the beautiful bunny!

  5. Safe travels, Jenna. Flora Bunny is adorable!

  6. lghiggins says:

    I love today’s bunny. She is so cute! Have a good trip.

  7. I love this floral bunny – how sweet!

  8. Kari says:

    I adore this bunny Jenna. It made me smile…thank you for being you. hugs

  9. Your floral bunny is beautiful! I love watercolor art. Thanks for sharing at the #HomeMattersParty.

  10. I loved this the first time you shared her and I love her just as much now!

  11. Jenna, I love that little precious bunny! Have a good weekend.

  12. brandib1977 says:

    She’s so cute! I have been trying to teach myself watercolor and this is inspiring!

  13. Mary says:

    I remember Flora Bunny Jenna, so adorable! 🐇🎨💕

  14. That rabbit is just adorable!

  15. Leanna says:

    This is absolutely beautiful. You have loads of talent. Beautiful

  16. Kim says:

    Oh my goodness Jenna – this is so precious! I love love bunnies and this sweet one has stolen my heart. What a great picture to see on the dreary winter day – thank you for sharing!

  17. Very, very sweet Jenna! You are so talented!

  18. debracommonground says:

    I adore Florabunny and sharing her as a feature at All About Home this evening! Thanks for always coming by to join in, Jenna!a

  19. NikiLEOwife says:

    You’re so talented! This is a beautiful painting! Thanks for sharing on Crafty Creators!
    Niki | Life as a LEO Wife

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