This is what's currently on my easel, an untitled 10" x 14" canvasboard that I've been working on for several days - another lesson painting!
The subject matter is a cat absorbed in a wee bit of grooming; the setting is a used book store. You can see how I initially structured the composition - the rectangular shapes in the background represent the shelves of books, and there is a stack of books in the immediate foreground alongside the cat. Notice how everything intersects at her face? That is intentional, so there is no question about the focal point.
Here she is a little further along. I've roughly masked in the various shapes and refined my drawing. At this point, I became concerned that the shelves of books might be a little overpowering - today I played with the background values and color saturation and devised a solution.
Which I will share tomorrow!
I welcome your title suggerstions, though. I'm tossing around "Casual Reading," "Reading List," and "In the Stacks." Ideas (including inquires regarding booking your own pet portrait, from miniature size [4" x 4"] to larger than life) may always cometo me.
Thanks, as always, for looking at - and sharing - my artwork with your friends and family.
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