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A detail of Tulip Playground, 2015 oil painting by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of violas, tulips and daffodils with baby rabbits of Holland Lop variety

April 18, 2015 Blog Post

In the winter, I miss flowers and green leaves. So in early 2015 I painted some!
The inspirations for my three newest paintings came from friendly people in my small town.
Thank You!
1. In April 2002 Dan and Carol Snyder naturalized part of their lawn with daffodils, hyacinths, and tulips. I treasure the photos I took of it, on an overcast afternoon using my Canon √Član II camera (film).
2. In April 2014, Samantha Chadwick let me take photos of the adorable bunnies that she raises. Then only three weeks old, the Holland Lop and Dutch rabbits were like sleepy babies, yet capable of sudden bursts of speed. For their safety, I took photos indoors near a large window. Having fur soft as buttery silk, the bunnies liked to huddle together. All of the rabbit poses come from my own photos. Below, you can see a reference photo beside the oil painting.
3. Amanda Hall took the photo of the oil painting.
Thank You!

Here is one of the reference photo for the art “Spring Awakens,” taken by Nancy Lee Moran in April 2014 with a digital Canon PowerShot SD940, inside my home near a large window. As the ears of Holland Lop rabbits grow longer, they begin to droop beside the cheeks. These babies have “airplane” ears, halfway up and halfway down, such a cute stage of growth. Each Miniature-Lop was smaller than my hand. Known for mild temperaments, Holland Lop rabbits are popular as house pets and as competitive show animals.

A reference photo of April 2014 of Holland Lop bunny rabbits, age three weeks old, photo taken by Nancy Lee Moran with a digital camera. A detail of art of title Spring Awakens, 2015 oil painting by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of hyacinths with two baby rabbits of Holland Lop

Art of title Spring Awakens, 2015 oil painting by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of hyacinths and daffodils with two baby rabbits of Holland Lop variety

“Tulip Playground” (below) has one Dutch rabbit in the painting (on the right). It has upright ears, a blaze of white running up the face, and an even white “saddle.”

Oil painting titled Tulip Playground, 2015 art by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of violas, tulips and daffodils with baby rabbits of Holland Lop variety

Below here are shown the color palette, a reference photo, and the first layer of paint for “Tulip Playground.”
Each of the three oil paintings is size 12 x 16 inches on board.

Art references for an oil painting titled Tulip Playground, 2015 art by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of violas and daffodils with baby rabbits of Holland Lop variety

I painted “Bunnies in the Blooms” (below) from photos of the Angelique tulips growing in my garden. I changed the flower colors. To me, the entwining tulip leaves seemed like a musical composition by Nature. I stayed true to it in my painting, adding two rabbits nestled therein.

Oil painting titled Bunnies in the Blooms, 2015 art by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of tulips with baby rabbits nestled in the leaves, bunnies of Holland Lop and Dutch varieties

In May 2015 I received one yard of my fabric-design on “Cotton Lawn Ultra” fabric from Spoonflower. Excellent printing by Spoonflower! I took this photo in natural light by a window. At the top I placed the two oil paintings that I used to create the design. The yard of fabric is draped behind and below the paintings. 12.5 inches border repeat, 4.25 inches stripe repeat, 300dpi . . . border is about 9 inches high in this size.

Striped fabric design with a border of an oil painting titled Bunnies in the Blooms, 2015 art by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of tulips with baby rabbits nestled in the leaves, bunnies of Holland Lop and Dutch varieties

Striped fabric design using as a border the oil painting titled Bunnies in the Blooms, 2015 art by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of tulips with baby rabbits nestled in the leaves, bunnies of Holland Lop and Dutch varieties

Below here are two garden-flag mockups, designs available for art licensing. Thank you for visiting my blog!

Garden flag mockup design with pastel lettering, created from a detail of an oil painting titled Bunnies in the Blooms, 2015 art by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of tulips in vivid colors, for art licensing Garden flag mockup design with fuchsia lettering, detail of an oil painting titled Bunnies in the Blooms, 2015 art by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of tulips in vivid colors, for art licensing

Reference photos and underpainting used to create the oil painting titled Bunnies in the Blooms, 2015 art by Nancy Lee Moran USA, painted from her own reference photos, copyrighted 2015, springtime flowers of tulips with baby rabbits nestled in the leaves, bunnies of Holland Lop and Dutch varieties

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