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peinture de deux lapins de garenne, painting of european rabbits

Gwenn Seemel
Common (European rabbit)
2012
acrylic on panel
10 x 10 inches

These are not the first bunnies I’ve ever painted: this one is. For more about the making of Common, watch this vlog. Below is the text from the book Crime Against Nature that goes with this image—the book can be read and purchased here.

It can be hard to tell them apart by just looking at them.

In many species of rabbits, the female is slightly larger than the male. Among European rabbits, the opposite is true, but the difference is generally negligible, and both sexes have the same coloring.