Thursday, January 28, 2016

Work in Progress of cat painting, a photo

Here's a photo of "The Diplomat" in progress. I like to work the whole surface from dark to light. (Meaning painting all darks everywhere gradually working up to lighter values.) But it is not uncommon for me to kinda keep going on one part, like I did here with Coco. At this point, Coco is almost complete...  I thought the background pattern might be difficult to paint, so having colors on Coco figured out helped to gauge colors/values for that.  (See the complete painting, here.)  His gray fur can be warmed up or cooled down depending on setting... Always interesting to paint. 

You can find more paintings in progress from start to finish on my Pinterest board, titled "Work in Progress."  Here's the link.   

Side note to blog subscribers:  Notice anything missing from yesterday's post, like the actual post?!  The transition from Feedburner to Mailchimp continues.  Hopefully, this one goes through ok, thank you for your patience!


  1. Love reading your thoughts on process. Love all your cat paintings - amazing!

  2. Re: Your was a little light on content. :) You'll get it sorted out.

  3. I like your blog. Really enjoy the description and thought process. Love your paintings.

  4. I love seeing your cat painting in progress, hearing your process, starting dark and building to light. Your values are always beautifully right-on, with no jumpy areas even in you highlights. This painting will no doubt be a stunner! Thank you for all you share, Diane.

  5. Your progress PINTEREST folder is so cool! I love seeing how others paint - it is amazing how you get that softness in the animal's fur. Thanks for sharing!!


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