Oil on stretched linen canvas, by F.A. Moore, 1996
9 × 12.3 in.
My first oil.
This was an imaginary place that was probably a combination of the summer camp wooded areas and open fields at my University, where I used to take “Bunny” and “Donald” to play. There was a solitary tree there where I stood in the shade, while Bunny played.
(I guess most of you know the story of my bunny rabbit and duck that were given to me one Easter by separate college friends, and our “walks” through campus to get to the outlying fields.) I look at this piece and think of “Bunny”, who would hop away into the open as far as he could see, like, maybe way back there past those fence posts. He would then stop stock-still, pause standing, to see above the grass, with his head and ears up, looking way in the distance, and… I guess, decide it was too far. Because in less than a minute, he would turn around and fly all the way back, with his feet barely touching the ground, making a b-line for me and my duck.
Click any thumbnail to see enlarged sections at 100% scale, based on original 9 × 12 canvas. (The scan was at a high resolution, allowing for a larger print.)
For some reason you can see canvas highlights in the scan. You cannot see these, try hard as you might through my thick paint. The scanner top was sitting high, on the back of the stretcher, and I suppose the bright scanner light was shining through the back of the canvas.