Friday, 17 April 2009

Cat Study in pastel


As I am busy with some large commissions - hopefully the client will grant permission to show them on the web in due course - I am posting a 2007 pastel of a dear 'old style' Persian cat. He is a dear soul, very sweet and affectionate and it was a joy to paint his beautiful fur. As I took many photos of this lovely cat hopefully there will be more studies of him in the future. (For those who are experimenting with pastel the shadows in this study were browns and blues.)

7 comments:

Judy said...

beautiful portrait Lesley. Thanks for sharing it with us

pencilportraits said...

Just stunnning Lesley, I can almost feel the fur between my fingers

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Thank you both for your kind comments. Lovely to hear from fellow artists particularly as you know the challenges we all face :) This cat is a sweetie and I hope to paint him again soon.

Paola said...

Very beautiful!!!Fantastic eyes and fur!! Ciao!Paola

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Thank you Paola... Ciao to you also over there in Italy :)

Wes and Rachelle Siegrist said...

Beautiful job Leslie! The limited palette works perfectly with him. I'm impressed at how soft the rendering appears...it adds to the appeal of the work and contrasts so well with those poingnant eyes.

This would be a challenge for the size of a mini but I bet you'd do great with them!

Wes

Lesley Ann Hartman said...

Wouldn't this cat be a wonderful subject for a mini? Thanks Wes and Rachelle for the idea! I am going to try to fit one in - I just need more hours in the day right now :)