|My garden's first pumpkin of 2014|
The portrait was commissioned by a couple of collectors for a friend whose beloved kitty passed away a year ago. She still misses her at times and they thought it would bring her fond memories. I agree.
We decide that a pumpkin in the portrait is essential, so I make a sketch. Bright chrysanthemums will add an additional bit of color. The flowers show in the sketch as hazy scribbles in the background and lower right:
To see a brief demo of how I painted the portrait read on...
First I transfer the sketch to a 6x8 inch canvas then paint a background of pumpkins and chrysanthemums with a soft blue sky. The table she was sitting on in the reference photo is transformed into a hay bale!
Once the background is completed, I begin adding color to Pumpkin's fur.
The nose, ears and eyes are next...
Here is a close-up of her face:
Still more fur to paint...
Once the fur details are done, the painting is completed:
|"Pumpkin" - pet portrait of a calico cat|
My collectors tell me that Pumpkin's owners love her portrait. She was such a pleasure to paint!
I'm happy to take custom orders. Contact me for a custom painting of your pet, home, garden, grandkids, favorite vacation spot or whatever your heart desires.
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