Tag Archive for kitten

Cami the Calico

Cami

Named because her markings look like camoflage, Cami’s an adorable calico kitten. Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 8×10.

Cami's reference photo.

Cami’s reference photo.

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Kaylee the Kitten

Kaylee

Kaylee the calico kitten. Painted in 2013. Acrylic on canvas, 8×10.

Kaylee's reference photo.

Kaylee’s reference photo.

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Trevor and River

Trevor and River

Or as I like to call it, “I’m Ribber, an’ dis is my brudder, Trebber.”

This one is a good example of combining photos to make a better painting. The original picture of the two kittens was adorable, with River’s paw around her littermate’s shoulder, but Trevor wasn’t looking at the camera. A little photoshop with a photo taken the same day, and Trev’s face is facing the right way. A little more photoshop to add Riv’s ear that was cropped from the first photo, and Trevor’s missing toes.

Painted in 2013. Acrylics on canvas board, 11×14.

Original reference photo, expanded a little to for better composition and the right proportions for the canvas.

Original reference photo, expanded a little to for better composition and the right proportions for the canvas.

A little photoshop to change Trevor’s face, add his toes, and add the rest of River’s ear that was cropped in the original photo.

 

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Gracie on the Couch

Gracie

My little Gracie, when she was still a little Gracie! Painted in 2005. Oil on canvas, 8×10.

Gracie's reference photo.

Gracie’s reference photo.

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Gracie’s First Painting

Gracie

My first cat portrait was of my “foster failure” Gracie. I was supposed to keep her two weeks. That two weeks turned into nine years. I’m not thrilled with this painting… now I know I could do much better.

11×14, oil on canvas. Painted in 2005.

Gracie's reference photo

Gracie’s reference photo.

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