On this unusually chilly June day, (it never warmed above 55 today!), I cozied up in my studio and worked on my newest miniature ACEO ( a tiny 3.5" x 2.5" painting). This step in the process of my miniature art involves layer upon layer of Prisma colored pencil. The miniature piece becomes very much a painting as I push the waxy pigment around and blend the many layers. Eventually I hope to have the little bunny-rabbit's eye as the focal point. It will be the point of strongest contrast and detail. Notice I've placed his eye at about 1/3 in and up following the rule of thirds for my composition. The challenge will be to have the Daisies strong, but not the main focus of the painting. If you were sitting quietly in a cool grassy spot, hidden away deep in the woods, gazing at a patch of wild Daisies...you might suddenly spot the gentle bright eye of a baby cottontail rabbit..then realize he is crouched motionless right by your feet! That's what I hope to capture here. So on to more colored pencil layers. Here is a Slideshow of each step in the creative process for "Spring Bunny 2010".