Today I finished painting a picture of Irina the cat with a San Bernardino Mountains backdrop. I decided to place large boulders next to Irina, and the mountains behind her because this is a very iconic Southern California image. Irina has never ventured out near large boulders, but I like to imagine that she has taken nature hikes, just like I did when I drew a picture of her out at the Pinnacles back in August of 2014. Growing up my cats used to love to hike with me on a trail near my house, so I have never been able to stop envisioning domestic cats in nature.
So how did I create the current painting of Irina the cat? First, I created an outline drawing of Irina on the canvas board.
Our four legged friends also enjoy spending time in nature, and why not create imagery that reflect the beauty of a feline and Southern California. Irina the cat and nature continue to inspire me every day.
The video shows how the Bobby cat painting evolved from start to finish.
I continue to adding sketching details to Buster’s face. Eventually I will be painting my doggy, but my goal right now is to take my time slowly adding all of the important details. For me it is much easier to paint once all the details have been laid down rather than just painting directly on the canvas.
The supplies I use for my projects are basic canvases and oil paints, so I truly believe in creating artistic pieces without breaking the bank. If I were a millionaire I am sure I might buy more expensive supplies, but honestly why bother? I think the cheaper supplies can work just as well. Stay tune for my updates on Buster the painting!