Pink Saturday

Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-Doll
Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-DollToday is Pink Saturday hosted by Bev from How Sweet The Sound. Every week Bev hosts this wonderful event, and each week more and more people join the rumba line to post their pink treasures, events and finds. I got to thinking...



Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-DollWhy not paint a special original painting each week to celebrate Pink Saturday. So, I thought about cupcakes, and pink roses but my first painting had to be a portrait of Miss Bunny Surprise. Given to me by my mother, she sits on one of the beds in my guest room during most days. She is the centerpiece of my baker's rack at Easter. I love her sweet face. Surely an inspiration to create by, especially since I love painting toys.



Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-DollI thought it might be fun to take some photos of the process. I propped Miss Bunny Surprise up at my kitchen table. Then I sketched her.



Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-DollI started to paint...


Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-DollI love Arches watercolor paper, especially the 90 lb. weight. I trimmed the paper down to 15" by 11" to create a more perfect size for a pretty frame.



Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-DollI chose Windsor & Newton Cotman WC Rose Madder Azilarin and Permanent Rose for my pinks.



Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-DollIt's funny but when you begin to paint toys, they seem to come alive on the paper.



Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-DollCobalt Blue and Cobalt Violet are my preference for shading. I especially love Olive Green combined with a bit of Rose Madder.

Miss Bunny Surprise

Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-DollSo here is Miss Bunny Surprise and Miss Bunny Surprise's portrait.



Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-DollI have decided to paint an original Pink painting each Saturday to celebrate Pink Saturday.



Happy-Pink-Saturday-Miss-Bunny-Doll The song for this post is Finding Neverland. I think that we are never too old to find Neverland, it's all around us and especially on Saturday, when we all squeal with delight as we visit all the kindred spirits who love Bev's Pink Saturday.

Miss Bunny Surprise & A Pink Saturday Affair
Life on Bonnie Lane said...

What a very cool idea! I will really be looking forward to your next pink painting. Miss Bunny Surprise is sweet, and so is that painting! You're so talented.

Kady

My Crafty Little Page said...

Hi Karen - This is just incredibly beautiful and I can't believe you can do one of these in such a short time. I adore all your work...Nancy

Linda said...

Hi Karen,
Miss Bunny surprise is sooo cute and her portrait is even cuter, I looove how you have done the portrait you are a very talented artist. Cheers Linda

Kathleen Grace said...

I love the colors you use Karen! Miss Bunny is adorable:>)

Picket said...

Morning friend...I loved this...your talent is amazing...beautiful painting ...just beautiful! Have a great weekend!

Beverly said...

Karen, this post is just absolutely perfect. Miss Bunny Surprise has become an instant celebrity. I see Mona Lisa fame in her future.

I have always wanted to try watercolor, but never have. Maybe that will go on my "to do" list when I retire.

Happy Pink Saturday to you, dear lady.

Kathy said...

Miss Bunny is beautiful!
Lovely post and fantastic idea!
Kathy - Mimi's Garden

Dawn said...

To say that I am impressed is an understatement! Your painting is wonderful!!!! I so admire that talent. I look forward to seeing what you come up with each week.

Happy Pink Saturday!

take care,
Dawn

Marina Capano said...

Hi Karen! How are you! wow! your painting is so cute! I love it!
congratulation!
visit me anytime...

ellen b. said...

How fun is that. I'll look forward to seeing your future paintings, too. It must be nice to be able to create paintings like these.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Wow! Your watercolor is amazing! Great job! ~Rhonda

TattingChic said...

What a great idea; a painting for each pink saturday! I love the pink bunny painting.

Lisa "Oceandreamer" S. said...

She's beautiful and I could so see her on cards or hanging in a child's room or adorning an apron.
Pink is a color that always makes me feel girly and soft and dreamy.
XOXO

MARIA said...

Hi Karen,
you are very artistic, beautiful woman. I love your painting and
Miss Bunny is beautiful !!!

Happy Pink Saturday!

hautemommy said...

Ooooh how pretty! Happy Pink Saturday! xo!

g said...

What talent. It's so great to see the process unfold step by step. I admire your ability with watercolor - it's so difficult!

"when you begin to paint toys, they seem to come alive on the paper." -- how true that is, based on your painting!

Thanks for sharing this with us all on Pink Saturday.

Vintage To Chic said...

Hi Karen, Your work is amazing. enjoyed the process. Have a wonderful day.
Judy

My Arts Desire said...

What a gift you have been given to paint like that...beautiful!!! I really like the digital {I'm making an assumption} of the green overlay on your first picture. What a great visual and it adds such interest to your photo!

Blessings on your day!
xo
Sue

Rechelle ~Walnuthaven Cottage~ said...

I think I've just fallen in love with Bunny Surprise :0).
How wonderful to be blessed with such a talent...I can't wait for next week.
Until then...

rosechicfriends said...

Absolutely Darling! And I love your PINK painting for our PINK Sats....great idea!
God Bless...Lorena

Schotzy said...

Karen, I am so glad I broke off from my party prepping to come up here and get a pink'fix'. I am in love with Miss Bunny Surprise. She completely rejuvenated me and makes me want to just jump right back into the kitchen and mix up a batch of sumpin! Your blog is beautiful. I have to add it to my favs!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Karen, what talent you have!! Your PINK bunny is adorable!!! I look forward to each Pink Saturday with your paitings! A real treat for all that visit!

Hugs,
Maryjane

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Karen, You are just full of all kinds of surprises. Your painting is just charming. I love her little turned in foot. Miles of Smiles ~ Lynn
P.S. Now you can't leave me hanging. You have to tell what idea I gave you. :P

Darlene said...

That is a beautiful copy of Miss Bunny Surprise....what a fabulous job painting!!! I can't wait to see each week what you will paint for us to see! Happy Pink Saturday!

Cami said...

I'm verklempt! :SIGH:

Lovely piece Karen.

LiLi M. said...

Ooh you are right, miss Bunny Surprise really comes alive! Cannot wait to see your next work of art on pink saturday! Have a nice weekend!

Mary said...

Oh, she is adorable, Karen! I will look forward to next Saturday, and your next painting! :)
xoxo,
Mary

Vanessa Greenway said...

What a wonderful paiting! I love it! Thanks for visiting! xo Vanessa

My Artful Heart said...

Very cute bunny :-) Thanks for stopping by. Happy Pink Saturday to you too.

Amy

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

So imaginative.. you have such a wonderful talent!!! I enjoyed seeing the process form start to finish,& am happily looking forward to next week...
Have a Blessed Pink Day!!

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

What a great picture! You are very talented.
Hope your pink saturday is a great one!
Diane

Joy said...

What a lovely painting!

Shelia said...

Oh, Karen! You're fantastic! What a beautiful painting and I'm loving the fact you're going to do a new one each week for Pink Saturday! It's just precious! You're very talented.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Heidi Ann said...

Hi Karen, I absolutely LOVE the idea of painting a picture for each "PINK SATURDAY"!!!...Today's will be hard to beat though!!!...This painting is just charming!!! I LOVE it!!!...heidi XO

StitchinByTheLake said...

Wow Karen, that was amazing! I love the bunny - just beautiful. And I loved watching the process. Blessings, marlene

Mo..."Mo's Cottage" said...

What a great pink post...love the bunny....your so creative....I love bunnies...
Hugs,
Mo :-)

silvia kruchowski said...

Miss Bunny is so beautiful!!
Happy Pink Saturday!!

besitos from Argentina!
Silvia

Cori G. said...

Hi Karen,
You painted such a precious bunny picture with such a sweet face. Bunnies are without a doubt the most darling creatures God created.
I look forward to more paintings.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Cori G.

Mary Isabella said...

I love, love it. You are one amazingly talented lady and your love for all of God's creations shows through the things you create. You are letting you light shine and the world is a better place because of you!!!!!!!!!!

Mya said...

What a beautiful painting. Thank you for taking us through your process. It turned out amazing. Love it.
-Mya

She'sSewPretty said...

She's adorable. I look forward to seeing more Pink Saturday paintings!

Cottage Rose said...

OH my Karen; what a talented lady you are. Miss Bunny Surprise she is so lovely and pink sweetness. I am so looking forward to every pink Saturday now to see what you are painting next. Have a great day. Oh and thank you for stopping by and leaving a nice comment. Please stop again.

Hugs;
Alaura

Margie said...

What a great idea! I love it! and Miss Bunny Surprise is adorable, I'm looking forward to seeing more of your lovely *pink* artwork!

Karen said...

What a great idea! You're so talented!!

Anne Fannie said...

Hello Karen, what a sweet bunny you painted!
Love, Ann

Susan Hickam said...

What a fun idea and such talent! Love Miss Bunny Surprise and her lovely portrait.

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