This is a pet portrait of a rabbit named Dutch, that I just finished. I must admit I used to be rabbit-crazy before I started oil paintings of birds as a body of work in college. When I was little, I had more than 30 bunny rabbit stuffed animals. I also had some bunnies as pets. At the schools I attended in Japan, art classes are mandatory through high school, and I usually found a way to twist the class assignment to incorporate a rabbit in my subject for sculpture, painting, and drawing. So I was excited to do this commission.