Wednesday, 2 August 2017

out of the shadows

out of the shadows, a dynamic oil painting of a cat
A couple of extra posts this week as I have got a growing pile of finished paintings on the side.
This was an experiment, 95% palette knife. The inspiration was a photo of a grey and white cat stalking through dappled foliage. It was a very cute cat. 
I was conscious, though, that it would not look so cute if you were a small critter occupying that foliage.
This piece was an attempt to get away from a rather static realism and grab the coiled dynamism of a cat hunting for prey. 
Don't know if I have quite pulled it off, but that was the intention!