Rabbits are sweet herbivores, right? Well...this bunny threw me for a loop. Most often, I have somewhat of a preconceived notion of the way a work will look upon completion. Oh, yes, it varies SOMEWHAT. But, in this case, I was completely surprised as the work twisted and turned and evolved in a completely surprising way. No predictability here. The rabbit painting in my brain was a bit more watercolory...more botanical...more realistic. But at each turn, my personal aesthetic was at odds with the realism of the subject. The realistic bunny morphed into an Easter Bunny! While I am not a big fan of the start-over, as the do-overs always seem to follow the same path as the original. In this case, there were two, yes two, do-overs. My own sense of correctness was stronger than the realistic representation.
All I can say is SURPRISE! Yes, bunnies are sweet. But in this case, this bunny was a bully!