|WIP: Three Cats Tails|
Primary Colours under painting.
I generally don't paint on canvases smaller than 30 x 40 centimetres in size so rather than not use the two smaller canvases I decided to create a series that I could paint across the three panels at the same time.
As much as I enjoy painting I also need my art to sell. My cat paintings nearly always sell so it was a no brainer to do a series of cats. Cat themed paintings are what I would call my 'Bread and Butter' art. i.e. art that pays the bills.
There's no shame in that. It's not selling out. All professional artists have particular themes that sell well which they continue to return to for both the fun of painting and the financial return. In between those paintings they experiment with other themes. People who are familiar with my art always enjoy my cats the most.
As far as this series of cats go the theme is 'Tails' and cats lying in odd positions. The first and second paintings (see image above - the two largest paintings) are cats viewed from above, lying on a pillow or mat perhaps?
Anyhow, as I painted I filmed myself and spoke about my process for creating most of my art (video embeded below). I've done this a few times before but if your new to my art this is a great way to learn my technique. It's also the first time I've done a semi instructional video in HD.
The video runs for about twelve minutes and takes you from the original sketches up to my primary colours under painting that you can see in the photo above.
I'll be filming me creating these artworks until they're complete so watch for future episodes and blog posts which I'll be posting as I make them.
Watch Part 2 here.