Its a beautiful fall day here in New England...fresh, cool, and crisp with the rich smell of amber leaves drifting down from the Maple trees. Trees that are ablaze with spectacular autumn color. I spent the morning with my horse Little Bit and am now tucked in next to the wood stove working on my latest miniature painting. This gorgeous black bunny rabbit is Duncan Alexander who will be the feature character in our new children's book: "Duncan's Magic Garden". I am determined to capture his ebony fur, and so am experimenting with different techniques which involve many layers of colored pencil and acrylic.