|Pet #6: Tuxedo Cat in oil/ oil on board/ 4" x 4"/ sold|
Artist Note: I set this as an exercise to compare the same painting as an oil and a water color (below). I have come to believe that watercolors painted with layering can achieve the same depth of color as an oil painting. I also believe that watercolor is better at "describing light" as it passes through things (e.g. backlit flower petals, irises (of the eye), glass, iridescent shells). However, that may be biassed as I have more experience with watercolor.