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Old 02-23-2020, 09:00 AM
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Kari's Cat WIP

My daughter Kari had a beautiful Maine Coon cat she named Gandy. They came to visit us and Gandy spotted a Turkish pillow we had on the floor by the fireplace. He went and sat right in the center as if he knew how beautiful he would look. I snapped a photo and am painting it. Hopefully I can do it justice:



My drawing and first washes:



Paper: Zoltan Szybo by Jack Richeson 140 lb cp
Palette planned: Perylene Maroon + Anthequinode Red for Pillow; Permanent Brown + Burnt Umber for Fur; Cobalt Green, Quin Rose, Yellow Ochre for designs in pillow; Moonglow for background
Size: 15" x 17"

I put masking fluid on the whites and pale areas in the pillow so I can do the pillow background color without worrying about them.



More to come after I take it to class to work on tomorrow afternoon.

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This is beautiful Sylvia and know you'll do a beautiful finish with it.
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Re: Kari's Cat WIP

Lovely cat Sylvia, coming along nicely, though the background colours seem to clash with the cat.

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Re: Kari's Cat WIP

Sorry it has taken so long to get back to this.

I was happy with the cat, so after the masking dried, I added color to the pillow using a mixture of Perylene maroon and Anthequinode red. When that dried I added a light glaze of French UB.



Once the pillow color was there, the pale color under the cat didn't look right, so I decided to add the kilim on the floor under him.



I realized that may have been a BIG mistake, but decided to go ahead and finish the painting and learn what I could before trying it again in the future. I removed the masking from the pillow, deepened the colors in the kilim, and used some Daler Rowney white to bring out some of the figures in it.



I darkened the color on the cat's back with several glazes, added the pink and green and black (mix of burnt umber + FUB) in the pillow figures. Gave him some whiskers with the white paint and called it finished.



I plan to redo him because I love the reference image, but I learned a lot doing this one — mainly to plan ahead not just wing it in the painting process.

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Excellent work Sylvia.

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Your cat is wonderful Sylvia.
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Wow very good work Sylvia. would you check mousehole asgain please.
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Thanks Doug, Kate, and Jimjoe.

(Just checked the Mousehole painting, JJ).

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Beautiful cat Sylvia. Yes, I think you could mute the white in the pillow a bit. We learn from every painting don't we!
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