Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Drawing a first impression

I've been working today on one of my commissions. The client wants me to include her two cats. So I've blown up the photos (the cats would not enjoy the trip to my studio -- or my two cats, and the dog). I've met the cats who are beautiful. Tonight I thought I'd try a quick sketch, so here it is. Coloured pencil and Sharpie produced this odd combo, which I changed to black and white because the colours really didn't work. The bad thing is it isn't paint, the good thing is I can already feel how I'll go about painting this guy. I did the drawing to get a feeling for the look of the cat. So that's it. When it's all done I'll show you the painting.

Meanwhile, have a Purrfect night.

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I paint and draw on commission and for shows. To commission a portrait, or purchase one of my paintings please contact me at:
A major highlight in my career? Drawing Oprah Winfrey live via Skype for her show "Where in the Skype are you? Galleries: Studio Vogue Gallery, Toronto, Canada. The Amsterdam Whitney Gallery, New York City. Gallery at the Porch Door, Kingston, Canada. Your positive comments on this blog mean the world to me. I'd love to hear from you!