Thanks to photographer Steve Prue who provided me with the photograph of Kess M for this painting.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Saturday, September 24, 2011
Thursday, September 22, 2011
I imagine just one more day of touch-ups and I will be finished with this one. Best I can tell by the photograph I am working from that this is one old cat.
Decided to get rid of that window in the background and keep with my style of black.
Monday, September 19, 2011
Every time I look at this, I think "Oh My &%$#", but then get to work and am usually happy by the time I finish up. Then I look the next time and think, "Oh My %$&#". Once I work in the details on the cat and add the hair, which will make a huge difference, I will be in a better place. The problem I have with this painting is it is just too sweet. What to do? Stay tuned to find out....
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Thursday, August 25, 2011
The photograph I was working from actually has her horizontal, but due to her hair as it is, I think it works better in a portrait format. Freckles are so hard to paint correctly and she has a lot. This is 16 x 20 Acrylic on canvas. Click on it for the best view. I also realized I signed it as if it was horizontal. OH Vel!
Wednesday, August 17, 2011
Thanks to a little inspiration from Mandy, made a few changes to the cat. Finished up her hand and turned that big old tennis shoe into a plain white sock, I am close to finishing. A few touch ups around the eyes and hair, she should be finished awaiting a name. And need to add the whiskers.....
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Monday, August 15, 2011
my first idea was a Chickadee, but then realized you would have difficulty seeing the head, etc since they are pretty much have a black head. That is a problem with a black background. So we have a bird, big deal, maybe we need a cat somewhere here too....
Saturday, August 13, 2011
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Having so much trouble with the shirt, which it appears it is now turning into a sweat suit top. In the end the folds will work their way out. The big question is what is she doing, and what and/or who else will be in the painting. I have ideas. The one I plan on going with, you will go "huh?" And yes her eyes are large and very white presently. I will adjust the color to a little more natural, and with her hair to hang down into them at some point, the largeness will be needed. I have to say her blue jean shorts/skirt is looking pretty ok at this point.