Thursday, January 10, 2013

One of the Boys

One of the Boys/ oil on board/6" x 6"/ sold
This beautiful cat was a true pleasure to paint. He is also perfect to post while I continue to work on attempting to define, describe and most importantly to illustrate the elements of a good painting.
This little cat is a great example of  the use of shapes or "masses" in a painting. The dark areas are connected, as are the mid valued areas and the light areas. From far away, because of these interesting shapes, this painting has an "abstract" interest. This painting also  has a variety of edges: soft edges : seen mostly where the fur blends as the color changes: lost edges: as the fur continues into the background and hard edges: most easily seen defining the eye.

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