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Monday, May 1, 2017

Three of the Girls Are Done ...

For Sally, I painted a scrumbly background of aureolin, burnt orange and warm black, letting each color dry before applying the next. I also tried a new technique with her neck fur  - I feathered it in. I drew in a line of black, then used a barely-moist medium-sized flat to spread the color. I think it gave a lovely soft effect. Definitely using this on the next commission [ a Schnauzer by the name of Louis].

Same technique here, trying to go with a background that would draw the viewer's eyes to the cat's eyes. Here I used burnt orange, followed by orange mixed with violet.

Soft scrambling again, with quin. gold mixed with indanthrone - to match her eyes.

Thank you so much for dropping by!

9 comments:

  1. They all have such great personalities already and you've picked perfect colors to go with them :). Are they all separate paintings or one large painting with all the kitties there?

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  2. Wow! We surely did notice the kitties beautiful eyes in all 3 paintings!

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  3. Love the backgrounds!!! (How is your foot?)

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  4. Wow! These are all outstanding Kathryn!

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  5. Oh Kathryn... They are just beautiful! Such sweet expressions on each and I absolutely love the backgrounds.. I have always found cats to be very difficult to paint, so I really appreciate your execution on all three. They are so realistic. Bravo!
    blessings
    Penny

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  6. Dear Kathryn each kitty is truly lovely. Beautiful work that certainly captured each personality too. I do love the soft way you captured the furn around the neck. Such a great technique. Hope you are having a great day. Hugs!

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  7. I just stumbled upon your blog and absolutely love it. WONDERFUL watercolor paintings. :)

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  8. so soft and fuzzy looking kitties :) background colours are perfect :)

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