Sunday, March 25, 2018

Random Project of the Week - New watercolor set = new paintings

I painted these pieces last week with my new set of Sennelier La Petite Aquarelle watercolors along with my Faber-Castell PITT Artist Pens. The butterfly is a Viceroy and the bird is a Ring-necked Pheasant.

I know I just bought the pocket set of Winsor and Newton Cotman watercolors, but I decided that I wanted more colors, so I went with this set of 24 half pans by Sennelier after seeing some good reviews online. I have enjoyed using them for these random projects and in my new watercolor journal...although, being a watercolor newbie, I can't say I'm very good at it yet!

Ring-necked Pheasant reference photo by Sue Wetmore used with permission. Thanks, Sue!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Portrait of Sasquatch the cat

I think it's time for me to put down the brush and call Sasquatch's portrait finished!

tabby gray cat feline animal pet portrait painting acrylics fine art

Below on the left is the original photo that I worked from. The client sent me a couple other photos of Sasquatch which enabled me to paint him closer to his actual colors. On the right is a close-up...lots of little brushstrokes!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Sasquatch's portrait nearly finished!

Just the ears and whiskers to some touch-ups.

Below is the tiny brush I'm using to get the fine detail and some of the colors that have gone into Sasquatch's portrait.

Sunday, March 4, 2018

Sasquatch update

Another Sasquatch sighting! 😀 I got a lot done today, mostly around his face and on the blanket.

First stages of Sasquatch

New commissioned piece in progress - an 8" X 10" acrylic painting of a much-loved cat named Sasquatch. I have the block-in done and I'm ready to start adding detail. I'm really liking the dark shadows in this portrait.