Meet Gabriel--angel of light (although, like any cat worth his salt, he has been known to throw some hissy fits..) Gabriel is my second painting in the "Direct Your Own Painting" commission series! I am having so much fun with this. Kind of like Forrest Gump's words "Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you're gonna get.." it has opened up a whole world of fun in the studio.
This is the other half of Carla Pasley's furry kids. My cat, Eddie, has been in a bit of snit since I had the nerve to paint another cat so he has spent the day sulking under the bed. Both Gabriel and Carla have approved of this portrait...
"It is so fabulous! I love that you were able to get the flowers in the painting, too. Gabriel will be so pleased with it! He looks as noble as ever and I cannot wait to see it in person!!! Tell everyone, that I know they are jealous, but you are painting my kids best sides (and it shows!!).I am so happy that you decided to do this project. I have commissioned other small paintings of my Gabe and have enjoyed them, but yours shows his true self!Thanks, again!!"Carla
Don't disappoint me---you know you want to get in on this game. Send me your favorite thing captured in a photo and let me have at it. My appetite is whetted for adventure!
Note: Just on an art note...black fur is always a challenge to capture. Not much shows up in photos value wise. Carla had a good photo to work from and I called upon my "cat" memory to place some lighter values in areas to give definition....but this really proves the point in art that, as I tell my students, the outside edge of any object is what gives you the most information as to what it is. This shape, by any other name, would still be a cat!