"I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn't say any other way - things I had no words for." - Georgia O'Keeffe

Sunday, May 25, 2014

New painting of Archie

Yesterday I finished a new watercolor of our cat, Archie. Paintings of animals are not my usual subject matter but I really had fun doing it!

First I did a "sketch" watercolor of a section of the painting to see what obstacles I might incur especially painting fuzzy, soft fur. I'm so glad I did the preliminary sketch because I ended up not being happy with the results. I decided to try and take a departure from my usual painting style which is somewhat tight to a looser approach and am happy with the results!

Archie loves to lounge and sleep on his back with all four paws in the air! He looks so relaxed and cute I can't help but to give him a few pets! That's when the purring begins!

"Purring", 17 1/2"x17 1/2" watercolor on cold press paper
Kathleen Ballard