Cat in Silhouette & Pink Ribbon

Posted by on April 13, 2015 in Animals, paintings, portraits | 0 comments

Here are two “new” paintings that are actually old paintings that I finally decided to finish up and post online!

“Cat in Silhouette” 6×6″ oil on Gessobord. Thanks to Malleni-Stock for the stock photo used as inspiration!

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!

“Pink Ribbon” 8×8″ oil on panel.

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.

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