Description This whimsical little bunny is so colorful and so, so cute. The painting was painted on acid-free watercolor canvas with watercolor and silver ink. I started this painting not knowing what it was going to be or how it would turn out. I dropped a few drops of some blue, pink, and purple paint on the wet canvas and then just let the water move the paint around a little bit. Once the paint dried, I was looking at it trying to figure out what I was going to paint. I could see two blue blobs of paint that looked like it could be ears, so I decided, since Easter is coming up to paint a bunny. I drew the shape of the bunny's face and ears around the painted blobs. I was going to just do the face, but I decided that it didn't look right. So, I decided to draw a body and some feet. The body looked like the shape of an egg, but I decided to go with it and added the feet, which the paint in the feet was perfect. The body not so much and about half-way through the painting I was thinking this painting is going to be junk but decided to go ahead and work on it just to see how it would turn out. You never know, right? Once I started adding the paint and the depth it started to look better and by the time I added more paint, some sparkly paint, and white dots, it was so cute and I loved it. I wasn't sure if I would leave it like it was or add a background, which I decided to try just throwing some dots of paint on the painting and some silver ink. So this is how 'The Blue Bunny' was inspired and created, which it is really sweet and a cheerful painting that got me in the mood for Easter. I am really enjoyed painting this and I am glad I didn't junk it because I am very happy with the way it turned out.Gayela's Premiere Watercolorswww.gayelaspremierewatercolors.com
Gayela Chapman-McKelvie, Wittmann, AZ Member Since July 2009 Artist Statement I am Gayela Chapman-McKelvie, recently married and still getting used to the name change. Originally, I am from Texas and have been in Arizona for twelve years. I love both Arizona and Texas, a lot of my inspiration comes from my home state, the beautiful surroundings of the southwest, and animals. I have two children and two grandchildren. I am also the mommy of two Chihuahuas’ (mine), two Australian Shepherds (his), which they go to work with my husband every day, and four quarter horses (ours). We love them all, which they have given us great joy and have been lifesavers for both of us!
Art and creativity have been a passion of mine from an early age. I believe that God gives each of us different talents and gifts to share with others. God has given me the ability to be creative through watercolor, drawing, and crocheting. I am basically a self-taught artist which I have had a few art classes, learned from reading books, and from just creating. As long as I can remember, I have always loved to create things through color and different textures—even spending all my Christmas money on art supplies when I was growing up, but I did not begin painting until I was an adult. Now, I am finally able to devote one hundred percent of my time to be a full-time artist. I will strive to learn something new every day and practice to be the best I can be.
I love watercolor painting, learning new techniques, and to paint different subjects. I love bold and vivid colors. I hope when people see my paintings that they too will be inspired to search out their talents and gifts that God has given them. Some of my paintings have been juried in at the Arizona State Fair and the Avondale Worldfest Exhibit.
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