Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Valentine Kitty

Valentine Kitty  SOLD
6" by 6" original oil on wrap around canvas with sides painted

Fast forward to challenge # 131 from Carole Katchen's 200 Great Painting Ideas For Artists.....which is to invent or exaggerate colors to create a more exciting design.  I chose to paint a cat from a reference of a black and white kitty and I actually made the photo completely black and white so I could just look at the values...the lights to darks and used mostly red to describe them.  It was pretty frustrating at first but then it became fun.  I thought she made a great Valentine Sweetheart!  
Tomorrow I will be dropping off three paintings to the Artists Gallery in Virginia Beach for their One Foot Squared Show which opens this Friday and runs through the month.  I hope you will come out to the opening which begins at 6:30 and goes until 8:30.  It is a beautiful gallery on Norfolk Avenue a couple of blocks from the oceanfront.  Thank you for stopping by!
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Roxanne Steed said...

What a GREAT idea & super challenge that turned out to be! I love the warm dark reds in this cat!

Say "hi" to everyone at the AG from me!!

Claudia Spencer Finn said...

What a great painting! Norma, and good luck with the art show too!

Norma Wilson said...

Thank you Roxanne! I will tell them all you said hi!

Norma Wilson said...

Thank you Claudia!

Linda Popple said...

Great job on Valentine Kitty! Looking at just values is such a good thing to do as they play a major role in a good painting!

Good luck with the show!!

Norma Wilson said...

Hi Linda thank you! ...yes it was a great exercise in seeing lights and darks and being limited in colors which was really a challenge for me!