Sprouting rabbit for my first client
Updated: May 28
2018 Artwork (Sold out) One spring, I received my first request, "Can you draw me a rabbit? "
The client was an acquaintance .
I had visited her house a while before for tea, etc. She liked French chic fabrics and patterns, and lived a sophisticated life.
I didn't receive any specific requests for the rabbit painting.
I wanted to give her a cute little rabbit that would fit the season, but I didn't feel it was worthwhile to just draw the motif as it was.
So, based on the image of spring, I created a fantasy of a rabbit in a color that doesn't exist.
It is now displayed in her bedroom.
At the time, both she and I were confused about making our first art order.
I asked the opinion of a painter I respected and did some research, and carefully took my first steps as an artist.
The client was surprised at the price I quoted, but said, "But it's your decision, so that's fine."
These words unexpectedly gave me gift.
It was my determination as an artist to always create something better than this work.
I continue to face my work today, remembering from time to time how much she still enjoys my paintings.