I’ll get a better shot of this–with better lighting, and without the easel sticking into the picture–shortly for the gallery, but here’s what the finished hares look like.
Won’t be doing prints of these. They’re for sale, $1200 for the pair (plus shipping, which I warn you now will probably involve a crate and be somewhat exorbitant—frankly, if you’re within two hundred miles, it’d be cheaper to drive down and pick the bloody things up.) on a deep-edge canvas, so they hang without framing. Yes, I do installment plans!
If you’re interested, drop an e-mail to ursulav (at) gmail.com since…err…Huge Freakin’ Hares! Woo! (Otherwise they go on the wall in the hallway, to stare at Kevin. Kevin finds them a little unsettling for some unaccountable reason. He says they’re pretending to close their eyes but are watching him through the slits. Sheesh, you sit on the side of the studio that the paintings point at and you get paranoid, I swear.)
Oh how I wish I lived close enough to come stare at these in person – I want to get my nose an inch from the canvas and figure out how you get such dimensionality out of something that I know is flat. My brain knows it’s flat. My eyes insist that the feet twitch every time I look away.
Anyway errr I actually know this one! 30×40 is literally the largest size that squeaks into Mere Mortal shipping – not saying it doesn’t sting, but it doesn’t have to go LTL. I’ve shipped a single 30×40 from TN to Missouri (500 miles) for $45 via USPS Priority. I handed it over to a pack-and-ship guy who packed it the same way Dick Blick packs canvases, basically – heavy heavy cardboard over the face, heavy corners, no padding. (Even 1″ of padding kicks you into the OMG shipping category. It wouldn’t help anyway, honestly.)
I saw a foot move. I am *sure* of it.