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We have a couple of sweet spots in Bladen County, Lu Mil Vineyard and White Lake. Bladen County is fortunate to have both. “Taylor Green” is a little oil I painted on site at beautiful Lu Mil Vineyard in Dublin, NC. “Clearwater Duck” is a little oil I painted from a friend’s photo that she snapped last summer at Clearwater Campground at White Lake, NC. One more big landmark is an 8×10 oil painting of the “Wam Squam” located at the intersection of Hwy 53 and Hwy 701 at White Lake. “Warm Breeze” and “Windjam” were inspired by some beautiful sails at White Lake last summer.
Last week I dropped these jewels off at Smellie Bloomers, a beautiful and unique gift shop in Elizabethtown, NC.
You will also find a few Easter bunnies and mermaid necklaces in my new little display at Smellie Bloomers,
Hope you enjoy looking, let me know what you think.
Happy weekend!

Warm Breeze

Warm Breeze

Windjam

Windjam


Clearwater Duck

Clearwater Duck

mermaid necklaces

mermaid necklaces

Wam Squam and Sammie

Wam Squam and Sammie

mermaid necklaces

mermaid necklaces

Smellie Bloomers display

Smellie Bloomers display

Taylor Green

Taylor Green

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Hi friends, I would love to share a few of my recent paintings with you and invite you to a Christmas Open House at Smellie Bloomers in Elizabethtown, NC, a beautiful gift shop with plenty of eye candy that is sure to please.
Each year I choose a Christmas theme and this year I chose to paint Christmas elves, most are created with a fairly new medium for me…gouache. Gouache is an opaque watercolor and looks like velvet. I also chose to paint on birch wood, a beautiful substrate to paint on, each painting is sealed and can be hung on the wall, displayed on a shelf or table, and you can move them around easily as your décor changes. I do hope you enjoy looking at a sampling of my elves

"Love and Peace at Christmas"

“Love and Peace at Christmas”


Heart Hanging from a Christmas Moon

Heart Hanging from a Christmas Moon


The following two elves are inspired from a friend’s adorable children and a special tradition. The first little elf is named “Katherine” (that’s my name too). The second little elf is “Zachary”. Each year this beautiful family seeks out to find the perfect Christmas tree. I’ve also included a photo of Zachary and Katherine. Hoping if your near you will come see me next Sunday, November 9, 2014 from 2:00-6:00 pm at Smellie Bloomers’ Christmas Open House. Please stop by and chat with me while I paint on site.
If you have questions, please contact me at kbunn@ec.rr.com.
Katherine and Zachary (sister and brother)

Katherine and Zachary
(sister and brother)

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I painted this little rabbit as a Christmas gift for a friend to give to her lovely friend. When the recipient received her gift she titled it “Kringle Toes”.
What a pleasure it has been this Christmas to have the honor of creating paintings that have a special meaning for my clients and their friends and families.
"Kringle Toes"

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Last week I asked for your help in naming my Christmas rabbit paintings, I received so many great ideas, thank you so much.
Here’s another new rabbit and I would love for you to help me give it a title or name. This painting started out as one of my least favorite rabbit paintings, but through the painting process this little bunny has warmed my heart. Would you help name it? You can post your suggestion on my blog and if I choose your idea you will win a Christmas print. The winner will be announced on November 10, 2013.
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Here’s a sneak peek at one of the bunnies I am painting for the Christmas season. My bunny paintings will be available at the unique lil gift shop, Smellie Bloomers in Elizabethtown, NC. Christmas Open House will be Sunday, November 10th. Keep checking my blog for new Christmas paintings.1

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Here is the second bunny in my Christmas bunny series. I thought you might enjoy a tutorial, Merry Christmas early!
Materials:
Professional Winsor & Newton canvas board
Acrylic paint in these colors: Liquitex Titanium White, Brilliant Purple, Indo Orange Red, Cadmium Yellow Medium, Cobalt Turquoise Light, Ultramarine Blue
Step one- with watery paint outline basic bunny shape
Step two- start blocking in shadows, I did not use white at this time, instead I mixed some browns with a few of the darker colors plus yellow
Step three-paint background with pretty turquoise and white
Step four-continue painting brown tones then add some white in your mixture for highlights
Step five-add an oval/ circular wreath with dark mixtures of the yellow and blue
This Christmas bunny is not finished yet, I will be selling this bunny rabbit series in November at a local gift shop, Smellie Bloomers in Elizabethtown, NC.
I am accepting Christmas commissions at this time, if you would like for me to create a special Christmas painting for you please contact me within the next couple of weeks, only a limited number will be accepted this year.

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Bunny painting tutorial

I hope you will enjoy this little bunny rabbit tutorial. I used Golden Open Acrylic paint but this can also be done with oil paints.
Would love to hear from you- have a great weekend!
1. Start outlining the bunny with thin paint
2. Begin blocking in shadows with pinks and purples
3. Shape up eyes with a smaller brush, I researched and studied several eyes first
4. Take time to mix a rich black, I used sap green, ultramarine blue and alizarin crimson ( or mix 3-4 of your darkest colors …..but don’t use black, mix your black, it is well worth the effort)
5. Paint dark black in the background-I wanted a strong contrast and thought the black would contrast with the white bunny
6, Add a layer of neutral creamy beige over the first layer of purple shadows
7. Mix a pretty light blue to accent and create more depth in the shadows
8. Use a nice liner brush to add that thin rabbit hair texture
9. “George”
“Painting is not for sissies”-Ksbunn

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