Sunday, April 10, 2011

Emily on square canvas

Every so often, I create two paintings of one commission. Sometimes I want to experiment with the color. Sometimes I want to experiment with size. Sometimes, I just want to. It usually takes me as much time to paint two as to paint one, even when I'm playing with color. Something about concentrating on the paintings and feeling the way the face is structured makes it quick. I created two paintings of this cat, Emily. This cat has a sweet expression, but I should have made it a little smaller because the cat is actually one of those longer faced, aristocratic looing cats. It needed either a bigger painting or a smaller rendition on the canvas. I like her eyes and her collar. And her slightly undefined features. Compare this one to the one I post next and let me know which one you like.

1 comment:

mimi boothby said...

interesting. I like the square painting better, because the cat looks sweeter. but from your description, the cat probably looks more like the oblong. I also love how you put the cat tag in there on the top painting. The eyes are better on the oblong painting too. so I would probably pick "the chosen"