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Juliette Crane

FREEDOM DWELLING. 10 x 10″ on Canvas. Original Available Here.
Prints in my shop.

Painting this little rabbit was one of those pieces where I just wanted to follow what I saw in the paint.
And I saw a rabbit. 


I had painted over an old painting I wasn’t liking for the background and had all of this texture at the bottom. But I didn’t know what to do next with everything around the rabbit. 

So I went back to using my favorite colors and techniques. 
I found a painted page I’d created in my sketchbook with watercolors and india inks. That became the “sun” in the sky. 
Then I smeared a bit of yellow and red acrylic ink at the bottom. And that became the ground, making all of that texture really pop.
I call this piece FREEDOM DWELLING because in painting it I was reminded to feel the freedom of creating like a child without boundaries, to follow my instincts and to just have fun, letting things be easy and filled with joy.
Find the original painting FREEDOM DWELLING here.  Prints also available in my shop here. 
ps. My newest online course SERENDIPITY – A YEAR IN MIXED MEDIA just started. If you’ve been wanting to paint and become part of an incredibly supportive and positive creative community go here for more details and to register.
pps. I’m away teaching at the Lucky Star art retreat in beautiful Hu
nt, Texas this week… but I’ve got a few blog posts scheduled while I am away and can’t wait to share all of the photos and stories with you when I return. 


  1. I love your rabbit, he is soooo cute !

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