This jackrabbit was really thirsty, but was a little trepidatious about the water dish that I used to put out for the wildlife in the desert. It would hop toward the dish, stop, hop closer, stop, hop, stop... I was lucky enough to be on the other side of the window where I could photograph the slow process. Once, it looked right at the camera, and that is how this image came to be. I used the photo as a reference for this photo. I draw all my wildlife freehand, so exaggerations and drawing "flaws" are part of the final painting.
This is an original, one of a kind oil painting. It was painted on a cradled birch panel measuring 30 x 30 x 1 5/8 inches. The sides of the painting were left unpainted. They are a beautiful, natural wood color, sanded smooth, giving the painting a clean, contemporary look.
The painting is wired and ready to hang. It has been signed by me on the front and back.