Cat - a painting

Cat painting
Originally uploaded by wardi.
For a few weeks now, I've been working on a painting. And this is it.

It's based on a very quick sketch I made of one of T's sister's cats. Whether it is one or the other, I can't tell you, cause they both look exactly the same to me.

What I've learnt from this is that painting fur/hair is DIFFICULT! Something else I've learnt is that leaving the painting alone for periods of time is a good thing. Especially when you think it is progressing nicely, so you don't get cocky and ruin it!!

A new thing, I've done with this painting, is document its progress. Some of the steps may seem the same to others, but to me, changing a tiny detail somewhere seemed to make the whole image look different.

A slideshow of the process can be seen here.

Thursday, October 13, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 11:34 AM