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Completed this painting last night. Based on a tattoo I saw in a photograph:

Rabbit playing the bodhran drum. Painting by Michele Witchipoo Oct. 2012. Acrylic and glitter on canvas.

Did the background last month with acrylic and glitter. Didn’t know which direction to go until recently. It’s a pity the scan doesn’t show the true beauty of this piece.

From what I understand, this tattoo is based on an ancient English illustration going back 500 years. It’s a rabbit playing a Celtic instrument called the bodhran. Enjoy.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bodhran

UPDATE: Just found out that the tattoo is actually a hare playing the tabor. Oops.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tabor_instrument

UPDATE 1/22/2013: This painting has now been sold.

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