Miriam’s Art is pleased to release her Kitten Eye pastel painting. This painting was done at a time of relative calm. The eye was the focus.
The blue purple of the eye with it’s reflection immediately draws the eye of the viewer. The reflection is contrasted beautifully by the dark purple of the eye. The blue of the eye contrasts well with the dark purple and the black shadow. The blue grey background is reflected in the eye as well. The fur is secondary in the painting although the cute kitten nose attracts the eye as well.
I finished this painting earlier in the week during a time of relative calm. I was beginning to realize that many of my fears were in my mind. It was my mind making them real and a threat. On Thursday however I had a difficult day but I had just finished most of this painting. It was doubly difficult because I did not have art to fall back on as a coping mechanism since I hadn’t started anything new! I was at a loss.
The technique of the eye was challenging in this painting. It even has a reflection of a cat in a window! Luckily the eye was large enough that I could get that detail in. The fur could have been done better. I have just realized that if I put down a lighter color then add the darker fur color on top then it has more depth. The shadows of the nose could have been blended more but the shadow had to be defined too. The background was too blue and I had to add grey to make it look better. This is the last of close up eyes for a while. I wanted to develop my technique. Now it’s time to move on.
As usual this painting is smaller since it is only of the eye. It would be considered a pet portrait. To order use the 8×10″ print and comment in the comments that you wish the Kitten Eye painting.