Friday, May 20, 2011
My first cat painting
And it may be the last! I painted this in response to the Daily Paintworks challenge. I started out wanting this to look like the cat in the reference photo, but I ended up just hoping it looked like a cat!
I have a new-found respect for those artists who paint animals. I thought portrait painting was difficult, but I think this is just as difficult.
I had to smile at myself that Carol Marine wouldn't be pleased at the number of brushstrokes in this painting. There are hundreds. I had no idea how to paint fur. I started out with a number eight filbert, but it makes such smooth strokes I couldn't get any indication of "furry-ness". At the end, I switched to a small bright brush. Well, this was my adventure for today. Now I'm going out to dinner with my husband. Probably even enjoy a glass of white wine.