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Still life with pears and rabbit

Inspired by classical post-hunt scenes and meant as a dining room piece, Crampton added her live pet rabbit to the scene as well as a variety of items: pineapple, pears, oranges, coconuts, tomatoes and a plate from childhood. The rabbit posed from life. Rabbits are sleepy and move slowly in the afternoon. The other elements were elevated on a stool to keep them from being moved. The painting was started with a brush on canvas and many, many color glazes were used to build up the scene.

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Carolyn Crampton

Carolyn Crampton born in Larchmont, New York. She received her BFA in painting from University of Colorado. Her painting studio is at Hunters Point Shipyard in San Francisco. Crampton lives with rescued rabbits. She wrote and illustrated the books “Rabbit Language or ‘Are you going to eat that?’ “, and the just released "Ladybird: My Eight Lives", and illustrated “Dumbunny”. All books are available at bookstores and at Amazon. Carolyn worked as a graphic designer. Crampton has taught art and ...

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