Monday, December 12, 2011

Christmas Cats WIP

NEW WORKS FROM THE STUDIO OF ART BY WENDY
Christmas Cats - 10 x 14 - WIP
Christmas Cats will be my Christmas card this year and yes I am running just a tad late. I am really excited with my picture and really enjoying working on it.  I am trying to be very patient and glaze each layer on the cats to develop their structure.  It is so easy to smack on a wack of colour and then regret it, so slow and steady is my goal.  The cats are white and since they are in the sun I really have to search for areas of shadow to define them.  The background is going to be so much fun to do as I did a variation on the watercolour pouring technique and then I will do some glazing in the negative to pull out different things.   I can see it taking shape in my mind but my husband just looks at it and says "the background is too light!!"

I hope all your holiday preparations are going well, it seems we are full steam ahead for Christmas.  I am still finishing up a few commissions and trying not to panic.  I know things will be done on time.  Good luck with your prep and hopefully I will have the finished picture posted soon.


6 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Good Luck, Wendy. You're cutting your timing VERY closely!

Brenda Hill said...

Wow Wendy, I didn't expect this when I opened the blog, well done!

Wendy Mould said...

Yes, Kathryn, I am cutting it close but there is still 2 weeks and Canada Post said that Christmas cards can be mailed as late as Dec. 19. I am sure I will be ready long before then!!

Wendy Mould said...

Hey Brenda, glad I could give you a bit of a surprise. I must admit it is a little different for me to do animals in watercolour but I am all for trying new things.

Miniature Art by Karen Hull said...

This is looking fascinating Wendy - can't wait to watch it develop!!! :)

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Karen, should be ready to post in a day or two. Things are going well.