|Ginger Charlie and Pumpkin|
Pumpkin looks cross. I imagine she's thinking 'why are you painting him?' Pumpkin, my tortoiseshell cat at the back of the table, wishes she was still the only pet in the house. She is the oldest and wisest at almost eleven years old. Charlie is very pretty (can you call a boy pretty?) and very very friendly to all.
I painted this as a demo piece for a forthcoming magazine article about painting cats in acrylics. I've decided to have it printed as a greetings card too. I love the square format for cards!
Here are some sketches of my cats I've been working on lately in pen and ink. With the addition of a brush and water it's a really speedy technique that's great for moving subjects.
I now have to write a feature for another magazine called 'My favourite colour'. That's a tricky one! I would have a huge list of colours for this but I have to choose one. Not only that but I have to choose one that's not already been used by another contributor. At least that narrows it down a bit!
So on my current shortlist there's buff titanium, cerulean blue, magenta, transparent red oxide, pale umber, cadmium red, lemon yellow and blue black.
What colour would be your favourite if you had to choose just one?