Friday, February 10, 2012

Illustration Friday - Suspense


Nothing says suspense like a volcano on the horizon!

A very odd story accompanies this painting: I painted this several years ago after seeing this lovely location (minus the volcano) in a travel magazine. I made up the rest of the composition, the image came into my head without any other source of inspiration. Six months later I hung it in my studio for an Open Studio event, and a woman came up to me and said, "In my country (she was Japanese) we have a children's fairy tale in which two rabbits get in a boat and row out to a volcano. Have you read it?" I had not - and I was amazed that somehow I must have channeled into that ancient fable!

I have a "thing" for bunnies.....have you noticed?

3 comments:

My Little Corner said...

This is a lovely painting; I absolutely love it. The bunnies are adorable; interesting that you picked up on the folk tale.

Andree said...

Thanks for your kind comments, much appreciated!

Chouinard said...

Wow, this is both gorgeous and stark. Love the touch with the bunnies. Very well done.