Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Portrait of a cat

I never knew painting animals could be so much fun.  I found the reference picture for this pastel portrait from a photo I took many years ago but was always afraid to paint it....  I'm a dog person and never owned a cat but I think they are beautiful animals.....some with amazing markings and colors.  I hope you like this little guy as much as I enjoyed painting him!!

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Joshemari Sketching

I saw Josh's picture on his blog and got his permission to paint this portrait.  Josh does plein aire painting mostly in beautiful Barcelona... his
passion for watercolors is so evident in his work.  He paints a lot of landscapes,  Cityscapes but I have to admit his Seascapes are fantastic
and I enjoy seeing them SO much!  In this pastel portrait, Josh was sketching and I loved the expression on this wonderful man doing what he loves so much!!  If you get a chance, drop by his blog... you'll love his work!!