Wednesday, May 30, 2007

For my sister

I just finished this painting of my sister's cat, Wyatt, as commissioned by the veterinary clinic where she works as a going away gift. It was done in a acrylic on gessoed illustration board, 11.5" square. I enjoyed painting it in continuation with the other two cat paintings I did for her these past months. I just hope she likes it as well!

I do enjoy doing these realistic animal portraits, and would love to get more work like this. But I definitely consider it to be very different than my illustration work. In that respect I want to get away from realism and explore my stylization of animals...
'Til next time.

Sunday, May 13, 2007

For Mom

I spent last night and a bit of this morning painting this for my mom, for mommy's day. It is of our five family cats (Nemo, Gia, Ollie, Jimmy, And Moo-Moo) a.k.a. her other five children.
I love it when our cats do that silly "chicken" pose, so I decided to line them up and put them in a chicken coup-like environment. I'm posting this not because I want a critique but just because it's new and it's art and I'm just glad I did something. And honestly, it made me happy to make this for my mom, because there was absolutely no pressure. Yes, I wanted her to like it, but she's my number one supporter and just about any art from her daughter is appreciated. And I'm proud to say it made her very happy... So here it is, I give you: "Rulers of the Roost."