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Friday, March 13, 2009

White cat painting-update


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Here is a slightly "larger than life" image of my latest commission. This cat pastel painting was done on white Hahnemuhle velour paper. The original portrait shown below is too white so I decided to have the light source coming from the side to create a shadow on the face.

I really enjoyed creating this piece as it was the first time I used white velour paper and I was anxious to try it. I could have also used a light grey paper instead of the white.

4 comments:

  1. Collette, thanks for commenting on my blog.

    For me, the best part about blogging is seeing an artist such as yourself develop an idea from start to finish. I enjoy reading about artists' thought processes and decisions regarding composition, materials used, etc., and I'm pleased to be able to join you on the ride. I'm not a cat lover, but yours looks about as good as a cat can!

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  2. This turned out beautiful, Colette! I like how you added the shadows, good choice!

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  3. Well done Colette, I am impressed with how you changed the direction of the shadow, really makes the piece.

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  4. Thank you everybody! This was my first shot at white velour and must say I didn't like it as much as when using darker colors. But I am pleased with how it turned out and I hope the client likes it too!

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