Here are two “new” paintings that are actually old paintings that I finally decided to finish up and post online!
I liked this very simple cat portrait—just the silhouette, with a little light touching the sides of the body, and the tip of the tail. It’s that tip of the tail that really catches my eye. I fussed with this painting off and on, and finally decided that simple was best, put a fork in it, it is done!
This second painting is a portrait of fellow artist Pavina. She sometimes models for our art / drawing groups, and during some of these modeling sessions I took a series of photos of her. This little oil sketch uses one of these photos.
I put the painting aside for a few months, and almost forgot about it. Then Pavina came for a visit to the studio, and was interested in buying a painting. And as I was pawing through my stack of paintings, there was her portrait, as if it was waiting all this time, just for her!
I still feel the need to tweak the painting somewhat, so next time Pavina visits my studio, she’ll be bringing the painting so I can “fix” a few spots!
It was tough to try to get the pink in her hair and her clothes PINK enough! But I tried my best.