Thursday, June 18, 2009
Sir Isumbras as a Rabbit
My new painting "The Ride Home".
I was doodling in my sketchbook the other night and there was a tv program about medieval weapons on and I starting thinking about knights and paintings. Specifically Sir Isumbras at the Ford by Sir John Everett Millais.
My original sketch showed Three bunnies on the back of a spotted pony, but I liked the idea of a bunch of bunnies ridding another animal so much I grabbed my last piece or Arches watercolor paper and "The Ride Home" is what I came up with.
It's not a rabbit version of "Sir Isumbras" per se, but it does throw a definite nod to the PRB and to Millais as well.