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.