Tuesday, November 15, 2005
I truly enjoyed the challenge of this commission: there were so many subjects to render; eleven felines! She emailed me numerous photos to work from, plus I asked for descriptions of each cat’s character, and who they liked to hang with and who they didn’t, so I could come up with a composition that paid tribute to each furkid's special uniqueness.
The title is “Purrfect Moonlight"; it is watercolour, pure pigment, and gold leaf on deliciously heavy and textured Arches 300lb 20” x 30” (full sheet). (It's difficult to capture in a jpg how it glows)
Various stages during the process of its creation are here: (LOTS of images!)
Major thank yous to Elizabeth and Jack for such a thoroughly satisfying and enchanting project!