Friday, March 18, 2011

Paint Party Friday




Some of my blogging buddies have started a paint party on Friday.  So I decided to jump right in.  I’ve already visited and I am amazed at all the beautiful art that is showcased here.  What a group of talented artists, so if you haven’t gone why not hop over and take a peek, better yet, hop...right in.  paintpartyfriday.blogspot.com

I paint big, medium and small but miniatures are one of my favorite things.  There is something about working with a giant magnifying glass to add detail that just excites me.  So I will continue until my eyes give out. 

I figured I would add my little miniature of a bunny.  My daughter discovered him all alone on a country road and brought him home. He was so cute, but a bit wild so we set him free in my backyard.  That was last fall.  There are tons of bunnies living in the woods behind my house and every time I see one of them hopping around I wonder…is it bunny? I’d like to think so.


39 comments:

Marlene said...

He is so cute, I love this little guy. I did not see your link over at the party, you should go add it so others can find you.

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Super beautiful..and what a wonderful story behind the art!! Awesome. Such a gentle and beautiful piece..I want to reach in and cuddle with this gentle spirit! Shine on
Victoria~

Heather said...

Hi
What a sweet story, I bet he is one of the bunnies running free behind your house. I continue to love your art...do you really use a magnifying glass? that's soo cool! have a great friday crystal!!!

Deanna said...

Too cute! I would like to think it was bunny also. :)

I always wondered how people got so much detail in the teeny tiny pieces of art. I couldn't imagine trying to paint under a magnifying glass. Great job, I love bunnies!

Gloria said...

Oh how sweet. I love bunnies and this one is just waiting to be taken home. Very nicely done. Thanks, enjoy your weekend.

Gail H. Ragsdale said...

Darling bunny!

I like the miniatures also as they give me a chance to try different mediums and styles in a small format. Magnifying glass is a MUST!!!!

Kate Boone said...

I can't get-over all the cuteness I'm finding from all the Paint Party folks! I think this one takes the cake though. :-) Who doesn't love a bunny???

Lee said...

What a sweet little bunny! :D

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

I love the story behind this piece and how well you have captured the cuteness of these little critters. My grandma always said 'the devil's in the details' but I am like you, I just love adding them in.

Toni said...

How miniature is miniature? The detail here. If i were trying to capture all that detail it would have to be the size of a house LOL! I'm amazed by the talent in all the PPF blogs.

♥Jan♥ said...

This little guy is just to adorable for words Crystal...how precious~~~

La Abela said...

What a job! but I have been perfect. Greeting

Magic Love Crow said...

I love the story and I love the aceo! Very cute Crystal!

Sophia said...

Awwwww....your rabbit is SO amazing. I want to sit right down and cuddle it. hee :) Nice job!

maddyrose said...

How adorable. I want to pick him up and pet him he's that cute. What a great ACEO. If I ever get tired of working with pmc I might try my hand at painting and drawing tiny little pictures. You've inspired me.

Christine said...

such a cutie!

Kristin Dudish said...

This is so cute! I am always amazed at miniature art - I like to paint big (I'm most comfortable painting a full size wall mural!)

Thank you so much for joining the party!

xo
Kristin

angelself said...

Excellent work, Crystal. You captured his likeness beautifully! Happy Paint Party Friday =) Kathryn

Annabelle said...

This is what I really like to do...small paintings but under a magnifying glass, hmm mm not sure my eyes would cooperate...haha! Lovely piece and I adore the story behind the painting and the bunny...


p.s. I think he is one of them....he hasn't forgotten.


Annabelle >^.^<

Pam Tucker said...

Oh, bunnies are near and dear to my heart! He's definitely a keeper. Beautiful work! :)

Kat W said...

That bunny is so cute with a wonderful face. You've capture his fur so well that I wanted to reach out & sink my hands into his soft coat. Very lovely.

Kat :-)

Anne said...

I love your bunny! So sweet!

Nelly said...

Such a sweet little bunny. *Smiles*

EVA said...

Your bunny or maybe one of his progeny?

Your version is wonderfully done and totally adorable!

Great you could join us for PPF, Crystal!!

ileana said...

This bunny makes me want to hop all over the paint party! I love that you work with tiny details...it says a lot about you as an artist, and it WORKS beautifully! I'm looking forward to seeing more of your paintings!

Theanne and Baron said...

What a cute bunny...I do hope he's included in those that hop around your home!

Leovi said...

that nice illustration ... rabbit reminds me of Alice in Wonderland. Have a great weekend!

gemma said...

How very cute!
:-)

Melisa said...

He's so adorable! How big is it?

Lynn Stevens said...

Just darling, Love your minature bunny!
Lynn

Roban Studio said...

Hi Crystal. I've been thoroughly enjoying reading your blog. You are too funny.

Bunny is very sweet, and I hope he's the proud papa (or mama, if he's a she) of all those bunnies living near you.

I had the name problem too and ended up reverting back to my maiden name - Roban to paint under.

It's so nice to meet you through PPF, and thanks for stopping by to visit me, :-)

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

He is so sweet and I love the style you used in this piece with the background almost enbracing him- to me, it really illustrates the "wildness" of him. I hope that makes some kind of sense!
Thanks also for sharing the background story- wonderful!
Happy PPF (a day late:))

Yvonne said...

Wow, painting uder a magnifying glass must take some patience and skill. Love the bunny and just how small is it? Enjoying PPF.

art2cee2 said...

For those who have asked the question of how small it is. Well, to answer, the bunny was tiny just a handful and I think he was a boy, because he had that bunny boy attitude. The painting is the usual 2 1/2" x 3 1/2 " ACEO. I use a magnifying glass to get detail when I am working very small. It really is not that hard to do. Thanks for all your comments! :-)

March 19, 2011 5:56 AM

Catherine... said...

Hi, love this bunny...great to meet you..

Carrie Wachter~Martinez said...

Cute bunny and awesome horses! I feel you-I just officially added my husband's name, but kept my family name as well because they deserve credit too! You have quite a lot of talent painting animals---looking forward to seeing more :)

priti.lisa said...

He looks so soft, I can almost feel him...Bravo!

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Cute Story & adorable painting!

My Grama's Soul said...

Cute, cute, cute....sorry I'm so late in stopping by...but I enjoyed this work. Is it done in pastel pencil?

Jo

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