Jellycat Bunny and Bear

9″x12″ acrylic, 2012. This bunny and bear belong to three-year-old Lily and Zoe respectively, and the toys were carefully posed by their mother Andrea to reflect the girls’ loving relationship. Lily and Zoe are identical twins, but have very distinct personalities… to their parents they look as different from each other as these two toys. Zoe is just slightly smaller, and Lily as very protective of her sister. This portrait is also another testament to the uncanny appeal of Jellycat toys, as I have painted this same style of white bunny many times! Andrea tells me that she let her girls choose this bear and bunny from the Jellycat website when they were very small, and they wandered around kissing crumpled paper print-outs of the toys while waiting for them to arrive!

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