Friday, March 14, 2008

Millie The Cat

I have been doing a little bit of painting other than porches and the following is a watercolor portrait of Millie, the official greeter of the store where I buy my dog food. It is from my own photo reference and is not a commission or anything. I had never done a cat in the watercolor medium and Millie just seemed like a good subject to experiment with.

I was particularly interested in the whiskers and how to get them to show without using a white paint so tried the scratching out method of using a craft/X-acto knife. I think this method will require a bit of practice but I do think I captured the sweetness of Millie herself!

watercolor painting
copyright Jan Gibson

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