|Bliss Kitty "Max", 8x10, oil on panel|
I love the foreshortening of the paws in this image. Max does indeed look blissed out.
Here are the steps of my process:
I like to grid out the image to get a quick start on the project.
Block in the underpainting. The colors may or may not relate to the final image. The idea is to kill the white panel as quickly as possible with transparent paint. Then I work in the image with opaque colors, more like the actual image.
Tabby cats are tricky because they actually have many colors in their coat. Max was quite the challenge. I am happy to know that his owners are excited by the painting...
I am grateful for the many blessings of my life as it is today.