Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Foxy in France

Foxy in France  Acrylic  24 x 30 SOLD

This is a commissioned piece that was fun and challenging to paint. My client wanted something with flowers, the colour pink to work in the room it was intended for, and to include her beautiful black cat Foxy. The cat became the challenge because I put her into a partially imagined scene, and I was concerned about getting her the right size.In the end I think she's the right size, as she's a very long furred, voluptuous cat. Painting an all black cat is a bit tricky as well, but I had fun using the vibrant colours in the scene to create her form through the highlights. Happily my client was very pleased with the outcome.

I'm off to Mexico for a couple of weeks with my sisters the first week and my daughter the second. What could be better than that?! (my husband and son may have some suggestions) LOL I've decided to sketch and do ink and watercolours on my trip as they transport so well, and don't weigh much. Happy painting everyone and I'll talk to you in a few weeks.

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10 comments:

  1. It's wonderfully enchanting! I think that must be so fun to create a piece using your own style, but incorporating the subjects that your client wants. Congrats on a beautiful job!

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    1. Thank you Kathrine! It was a fun experience.

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  2. You did an amazing job with this painting, Claire. I love the color pink on the building and the flowers are beautiful!!! Great job.

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    1. Thank you Hilda. It was not my usual colour palette, but I've fallen in love with Golden's Magenta and am using it a new painting. Cheers!

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  3. Hello Claire,
    very good painting!
    A big hug

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  4. Your beautiful painting is cheering me up on this gray day in SA! Really enjoyed scrolling through your last few posts—so sad to read about the Enbridge Pipeline but gratifying to see Canadian artists working to block it.

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  5. Thanks for visiting Lorraine. Yes, the Enbridge pipeline would be catastrophic. They seem to forget that we're on a fault line even though there was a 7.8 earthquake up there two months ago. Lets hope the people prevail.

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  6. Hello Claire,
    very beautiful painting!
    Congratulations

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