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Friday, March 13, 2009

First Encounter...update

'First Encounter' 18x24 pastel
Here is an update on my latest painting. I am giving it a rest until tomorrow. I know I need to work on the sun spots and window shadow but I need to take a break. I probably won't do any more to the cats unless something screams at me. I find that if I add too many layers I lose that fresh feel and it starts to get muddy. Let me know if you see anything that needs attention.


Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

wow, ambitious painting: looking really, really good

Karen said...

Thanks! I am about to work on it...I do see something I have to fix on Tobi too.

Cynthia said...

This is such a wonderful piece. I just love the way the smaller cat is looking at the larger one.
You have really captured something here,,,beautiful.

Karen said...

Thank you!! That and the lighting was what attracted me to paint this. I was glad to have caught this interaction on camera...it was one of the first encounters between Tobi and the new kitten and it shows off their personalities perfectly!