Friday, January 6, 2017

Daydreaming Cat ~ day 6 of 30 paintings in 30 days challenge

6x9 watercolor on Kilimanjaro 140 lb cold press paper that is today's work for Leslie Saeta's 30 paintings in 30 days challenge.  A semiannual international event has many people participating.  This is Chuy, my grey tabby who will turn 16 this year, and he is such a sweetheart.  Not many colors used with this:  Ultramarine blue, burnt sienna, quinacridone gold, and Payne's Grey.  A very small amount of carbazole violet used at the base of Chuy's ear.  After the background was put in I lightly pulled up some color with a rag while wet, then added quin gold to lighter areas on the cat's fur.
Image COPYRIGHT 2017 Kay Smith.