On this glorious Friday afternoon I laid down the framework/bones of my newest miniature ACEO ( a tiny 3.5" x 2.5" painting). I am continually inspired by the smallest inhabitants of our magnificent planet like this baby cottontail bunny. When I am out jogging on the country roads, I frequently glance down at the grasses, wild flowers, and unruly weeds that carpet the roadside. As I look at this carpet of green I often get to see little critters like cottontails, chipmunks, (even sometimes baby cottontails) and squirrels. If you have ever had the chance to see a young cottontail bunny, he will usually freeze and hope to blend into the deep grass. In this painting I intend to capture just that-a young bunny sitting dead still in the forest of grass, quietly hoping to remain unseen.
There is a quote by Kahlil Gibran that is forever in my mind and his words sum up my inspiration!
"For in the dew of little things the heart finds its morning and is refreshed."
You can see the initial ideas sketch for my mini here.