Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Sleeping Cat


Sleeping Cat
6 1/2" x 4"    oil on linen    2014
Private Collection, California

I've wanted to paint this image for some time, making several drawings on the subject since June. The composition is a simple complementary harmony of the figure's warm golds and reds juxtaposed with the cool blue and green outside the window, and all built upon the darker notes of her skirt and the cat.

Below are photos of three of the drawings, in reverse chronology.

Sleeping Cat, drawing #5
6 1/2" x 4"     pencil on graph paper w/pastel tone on back     2014

Sleeping Cat, drawing #4
1/2" x 4"     pencil on graph paper      2014

Sleeping Cat, drawing #3
3/4" x 5 1/4"      pencil on paper     2014
Private Collection,  Massachusetts

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