Monday, February 01, 2016

Ready AT LAST. Whisker and all :)

I tried to paint whiskers with white goache but it didn´t look good, so I changed to using a sharp knife instead . Looks much better this way.

Colours I have used are:
Raw Sienna, Raw Umber, Lemon yellow, Transparent yellow, Neutral tint, Indian red, Ultramarin.

Techniques I have used are:
The background I painted wet on wet in several layers, letting dry between layers.
The cat I painted wet on dry. More layers of paint on the head and front legs to create perspective.
I have also lifted paint with water and soaking up with some paper to get soft edges and feeling of the sunlight.

 Reference-photo and WIP-photos in the last post if you´d like to have a look!

I´m so happy for your visit and I LOVE reading your comments! 
Wellcome back!

28 comments:

  1. Hi Cath, glad to see you posting again! The cat is spectacular, wow! Nice solution for the whiskers. I read somewhere recently of someone using white ink for whiskers.

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    1. Thank you Judy for coming by. :)

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  2. This is stunning! The whiskers look great! I'm happy to see your work again!

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  3. Superbe !
    Les yeux sont magnifiques.
    Bravo Catharina :)

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  4. 'Whisker and All' demonstrates without saying ... that patience while painting in watercolor is the 'missing link.' As you remarked - "The background I painted wet on wet in several layers, letting dry between layers." Letting a painting dry between layers while that technique will drive some artists up the wall... artists like you know... the results are more than worth the effort. Wonderful work. It is amazing how many beginning artists want to produce a great work... in one pass of color.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth :) Yes it is a bit stressful to wait for the layers to dry. Especially when like whith this background it is impossible to use a hairdryer.

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  5. Vilken härlig målning! Underbart ljus!

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    1. Tack Ulrika :) kul du tycker om den!

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  6. Wow, Catharina! This is very nicely painted!

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  7. Very amazing painting, bravo Catharina !!!

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  8. You certainly took your time , but the result is perfect !

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    1. Hahaha yes I did!But better late then never! Thank you Jane :)

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  9. Great painting. The background suits well with the colors of the subject. Thank you by the way in following my blog. I'm also following your blog now.

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    1. Hi Cora and wellcome! Glad you like my painting :)

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  10. Fantastic Catharina, he looks so majestic.
    I love the intensity of his eyes and the background looks great too.
    You must be thrilled with him ;D

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    1. Thank you Neesie ☺ I like him too.

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  11. Thank you very much ! I learned the skill you draw a tiger.

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    1. Happy for you :) Thank you for your visit!

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  12. Oh my goodness, Catharina, this is one GORGEOUS leopard! Sooooo well done!

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    1. Oh happy you like it :) I kind of like it myself too.

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  13. Hi, Catharina, this is so beautiful! Congrats!! Best wishes, Sadami

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    1. Thank you Sadami :) That made me happy!

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