Two Rabbits in the Meadow is a painting that I made for my Heni’s Happy Paintings Etsy Shop back in early June. I thought of doing a new rabbit painting after spotting a little rabbit ahead of me on a path during my morning walk. I decided then that it would be fun to do a new whimsical painting which I could add to the animals in the meadow series.
I looked up the symbolic meaning of spotting a rabbit in a google search. Seeing a rabbit can mean more abundance may be coming but one needs to face their fear and know when to make their move. This made sense to me personally. During the spring season I was involved with marketing with the May art show and also updating my art work at the Flying Biscuit Cafes. Once my daughter came home from college for the summer and my husband got very busy with work, I got distracted and unfocused.
It felt good to get back to painting but now I’m ready to move forward with the marketing. Tonight I’m going to a small art and food truck event, getting myself back out there. Looks like it’s going to be a beautiful hot day and I’m hoping for no evening showers.
I have just completed Fox on the Hillside for my Heni’s Happy Painting’s Etsy Shop. It is the third in a series of animal paintings done in the same style that I’ve made for a baby’s nursery or young child’s bedroom. The idea for painting a fox came to me on my recent trip to Asheville which brought back memories.
Years ago I had lived about twenty miles south of Asheville in an old farmhouse up a country mountain road. I worked for a landscape architect in town. I remember that he was very kind to me and that I got lots of practice doing working drawings for the various government projects he had. I enjoyed living in the farmhouse; it was a beautiful area and the neighbors were very kind and helpful. There were cows in the neighbors pasture which was above the farmhouse. As you walked up behind the home and past the pasture, it got steeper and become a forested mountainous area which turned into the Pisguth National Forest.
One day around dusk I went outside to play my guitar on a large rock just up from the house. After a while I got the feeling that someone was watching me. I glanced up the hillside and there was a fox sitting on a rock looking and listening to me. It was a beautiful creature, it stayed for a bit longer and then scampered back up into the mountains. It’s one of those moments you don’t forget. This painting is little tribute to that fox that was listening to me that evening.