October 6th, 2012
Sometimes as an artist you feel the need to rework a painting. This painting, ‘Gorgeous’, is of my Somali girl Muffin. I’d put this painting aside, not sure about how to finish her until very recently, when the arrival of a couple of new oil colours inspired me to finish it.
I really wanted to build up her coat with some thick, luscious paint. Somali cats are notorious for sitting in odd positions, and Muffin loves sitting upright against the cushions of the sofa. With the sun streaming in her coat lit up with gold and fiery oranges.
I wanted to get that fluffy fur in paint texture, so I used knife painting to build up layers of colour.
I was very pleased with the final result and I think she looks beautiful in her white Italian frame. :-)