Imagine this big Main Coon cat greeting you in the hallway when you get home or on the big wall at the stair landing! Well loved by all that visit my studio - even by those who aren't cat fans (as one woman stated "Imagine if it was a horse!") this cat would be a unique art work for the home. Painting #2 in the Giant Cat Series. 60" high by 40" wide. Black and white oil painting with gold and silver oil paint and oil stick. Next up - "Who's for Dinner" - the 3rd in the series is almost finished too.
I just finished a series of 8" x 8" paintings - Scotsdale Farm: Snow & Shadows. I needed to stretch my wings after painting so small.
A larger than life portrait painting of a Maine Coon cat in silver, black, and white oil stick and oils seemed the natural next step.
What I have done so far -
- It is the first time I have used Tri-Art "sludge". I used it to cover the white canvas and add some texture.
- After applying the sludge, I saw a large cat eye, ear & head looking right in the swirls of the paint.
- Decided to go with my instincts. Found a photo of my silver tabby Main Coon cat to use roughly as a reference.
- & voila ... the painting begins. The face emerges some more out of the darkness.