May 17, 2012

Sleeping Kitty

While working on the post below, my cat curled up on an ottomon in front of the window for a nap. He looked so cute that I postponed the sunflowers to work on him. I've been trying to paint from life more lately because I think my cameras distort shapes and distance. I think life paintings also look more fresh and vibrant. You have to work especially fast when you know the cat can move at any second and the flowers start to wilt. When working from a photo, you have all the time in the world to finish, so it is easy to over-work something and paint the life out of it. Oil on canvas, 5"h x 7"w SOLD.

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