Sunday, January 10, 2010

Calico Cats

I love cats and make pretty good muslin cats. I was recently asked by a customer if I could paint one of my cats to look like her calico cat as a gift for her mother. I've painted cats with splotches before -- calico cat style, so I said sure. She emailed me a photo and it turned out to be a long haired cat and I had no idea how to do that. I played with it a bit and did lots of experimenting. I thought about every painting show and video I ever saw, and to my surprise, my "Juno" is a pretty good impression of her "Juno". She liked it enough she ordered a second one for herself.