Monday, August 31, 2015

Mysterious Black Cat Original Oil Painting by Diane Irvine Armitage

Another day, another black cat painting!  I'm enjoying my new softer style.  I painted another black cat that I have painted in the past.  Nice to do several versions of the same pose to see what can be changed up.  This painting along with my other original cat paintings are available on ebay HERE.  Today's mysterious black cat painting measures 8 x 10 inches.
 The last version I painted of this pose was a 5 x 7 inch painting and was sold on ebay.
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Sunday, August 30, 2015

Black Cat with Mesmerizing Eyes - Original Oil Painting by Diane Irvine Armitage

Another attempt at painting a softer painting.  I have painted this cat face two other times and I find it helpful to go back to something that I have painted when trying a new technique.  I lay in the painting very thinly and soften it up and then come back and put in some of the sketchier strokes.  I'm happy with this one!  It has a nice luminous look to it - like the eyes are coming forward out of the darkness.  This original oil painting of a black cat measures 8 x 10 inches on archival gesso board and is available on ebay HERE.
Below are the other two paintings I did of this same cat.
 11 x 14 on gesso board.
 24 x 36 on a birch panel.  I have this one hanging in my living room and I think it is my favorite version so far.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

The Witch's Cat - Original Black Cat Oil Painting by Diane Irvine Armitage

Sometimes it is fun to paint the same image more than one time.  I have painted one photo of Tish at least four times and each time I learn something new.  Today's painting is one that I painted a while back.  I thought I would try to paint it as a softer version, but strangely enough it came out quite a bit like the original version!  Maybe my style just can't be softened so easily :-)  Here is today's version and below it the original version from a year or so ago.  Available on ebay HERE.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Original Oil Painting of a Black Cat in the Purple Twilight by Diane Irvine Armitage

Original 5 x 7 inch oil painting on archival gesso board - Black Cat at Twilight.  I like the contrast between the yellow green of the cat's eyes and the purplish twilight color of the background.  This painting is available through my ebay auctions HERE.

Monday, August 17, 2015

Black Cat Original Oil Painting by Diane Irvine Armitage

I wanted to go a bit softer with today's painting and I found it fun to do all the blending.  But I still keep areas sketchy for a little contrast.  This is a pose that I have painted before, but it is always nice to try new techniques with the same poses.  This painting is 6 x 6 inches on archival gesso board and can be found at my Ebay auctions HERE.