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Thursday, June 05, 2014

Digby Redux ~ complete



I finally settled on a palette for this one and after that, things went pretty fast. I've painted this on Fabriano 140# HP with a color combo I love...Quin. Gold, Carbazole Violet and Quin. Sienna. I added a little FUB to the violet and the camera really picked it up. Hopefully I'll be able to get a better photo with colors that are more true to life when the light is better. It's too sunny today. I worked from the original photo and the posterized version so it turned out slightly stylized but I kinda like it! 

6 comments:

Kay Smith said...

Billie, this one is outstanding! Love the value contrasts in this proud kitty!

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Kay! I love dramatic lighting and this filled the bill.

cecile graven said...

a ;ovely painting of a lovely cat :)

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Cecile. :)

Katherine Harra said...

Your cats are excellent. I'm envious, esp. as I've promised a custom portrait of FOUR cats in one family, and am dreading the results. Wish me luck. Am hoping to come even a little bit close to your success.

Billie Crain said...

Thanks, Katherine. I love painting critters but I have a special love for cats so it seems to come natural for me. Apply your own unique style to the portraits and see what happens. I think you would be very successful.