Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Autumn Rabbit, Alone in a Colorful Woods

   Autumn is officially here! Time for gourds, pumpkins, autumn leaves, pumpkin bread, pumpkin beer and all the other delights of Autumn. I recently made a batch of Autumn themed paintings. They are mixed-media paintings using leaves, black tea, gouache and acrylic paint. The first one I am sharing is an Autumn rabbit.


   Once, a long time ago, the Autumn rabbit found an abandoned book in the woods. It was about a village of talking rabbits. He knew he couldn't be the only talking rabbit around. He set out to find this town. Instead he found more mute rabbits that wiggled their nose and twitched their ears, but never stopped to talk. He left it all behind and found an empty forest. The only sound he heard in the forest was the wind rustling the colorful leaves. It sounded like an old man's raspy breath or like a dream he once had that had no images and only sound. The sound started softly but grew louder and louder and louder until he woke up.

4 comments :

Marieken Hoefnagel said...

I've never had pumpkin beer! I like the rabbit. A lot!

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The autumn rabbit is quite lovely :)

Laurie said...

A beautiful rabbit, I love fall! :)

Amber said...

Thank you all! I had fun making this rabbit. Marieken, pumpkin beer is very delicious, you should try some! It is like Autumn embodied in a cold drink!