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Tuesday, February 03, 2015

3 in 5 Art Challenge Day 4 ....Animals

'Louie'                11x14                 pastel                 ©Karen Margulis    sold

'Tobi'       5x7
It all began with animals. When I decided to paint 10 years ago it was because I wanted to paint pet portraits. I had dabbled in high school but wanted to really learn how to paint.  Once I discovered pastels and started to paint landscapes I moved away from animals. I still enjoy painting the occasional cat, dog or bird!

My own menagerie of cats is my favorite subject but I do enjoy painting other animals if the photo speaks to me. I have a different process and preference of materials for painting animals. I will be sharing more about this process soon since my weekly pastel class will be painting animals next week!

'Jazzpurr'              8x10

1 comment:

robertsloan2art said...

Beautiful cats! I love all three of them. You capture all their nuances and personalities so well. Give Jennifur a scritch for me. Ari and I loved today's theme, purring loud at you!