In this course, you’ll learn how to paint a gray bunny rabbit in a loose style. Animals can be challenging to paint, but I’ll show you an easy way — step-by-step — to paint a rabbit.
You’ll discover the skills you need to paint in a way that suggests fur, hair, and feathers are very similar techniques — and you’ll also learn how to paint an animal's eyes. With this knowledge, you’ll be able to paint several of your favorite animals.
This course will teach you how to:
- Draw the bunny rabbit with your photo reference
- Paint loose washes and work your way to the darker details
- Paint fur texture in the right direction using long and short brush strokes
- Work around the painting while other portions are drying
- Paint the rabbit’s eyes, eyelashes, nose, ears and whiskers
- Splatter paint to get a loosely painted style while you protect the rabbit’s face
You’ll also learn how to handle edges in your painting — firm, hard, soft, and lost — and how important they are to make objects come forward or recede. Also, I’ll teach you an easy way to sign your signature on your paintings.
This course is for beginner watercolor painters or anyone who would like to learn how to paint a bunny rabbit. Once you learn the skills to paint fur, you’ll be able to paint several of your favorite animals, since the technique for hair and feathers is similar. I’ll also show you how to paint an animal's eyes.
With the mastered these skills, you’ll be able to paint Easter cards for your family and friends — painting the bunny rabbit in bright, fun pinks, blues, and yellows.
Come and join me!
As a native of San Diego and graduate of San Diego State University, I have been painting and exhibiting my work for more than 30 years throughout Southern California. The bold lines, fluid shapes, and my color palette are influenced by my father’s paintings and my degree in graphic design.
In much of my work, I seek to capture our emotional and visceral response to a fleeting but sublime moment in time, a combination of color, intensity, movement, and expression.
While known for my representational and abstract work, my love is for portraits, and I have been honored with awards that include Best in Show for Cowboy at the San Dieguito Off Track Gallery and the Logan Award and Golden Award for Maasai Boy at the San Diego Watercolor Society’s 34th International Show.
For over a decade, I have been running workshops and juried watercolor shows in the San Diego area while teaching all levels of watercolor painting at a local community college and in my studio in Encinitas, CA. I find tremendous satisfaction from teaching and seeing my students, improve, gain confidence, and express themselves through watercolor.