Thursday, May 14, 2009

Pi - short for pirate

Here is my pet for this week. Pi is the smaller of my 2 orange boys - he is a coy young thing - doesn't like to be held, but really likes other types attention. I took a photo of him in his kitty condo and used it as the reference for this painting. The orange colour of his fur gave me fits trying to match it as did the white jaw and chin. His irises should be dark/black but I sort of liked this paler look and left them as is. When I took the photo, they reflected the flash and showed up as yellow!!
I'm really enjoying these animal portraits - it is fun to challenge myself with each new one.
10 x 10 w/c on 140lb fabriano

Friday, May 8, 2009

Heather's Mac

My first dog is my friend's springer spaniel, Mac. He was napping in the sun.

1o x 9 w/c on 140 arches