Colorful Playground

Colorful Playground – Cottontails, (1986)
Signed and Numbered Limited Edition of 950, Offset on Paper
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Image Size 22 1/8″ x 15 7/8″*
* Indicates Overall Size
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Located in Duxbury MA

On one of my first trips to North America, I was pleasantly surprised to discover that dandelions grew there. In Europe, dandelions are consumed in salads for their nutritional benefits. I am very interested in edible plants, and I am always on the lookout during my travels for the types of plants found in Europe.

Since the dandelion is both American and European, I was enthused to do a painting using them, but I needed a scene with a mammal found on both continents. The eastern cottontail and the European rabbit are quite similar, especially the young. Even though the painting of plants requires a strong discipline, the inspiration for this piece came quite easily.

— Carl Brenders