Friday, October 05, 2012

Cat Art Show - Benefit for the Cat House

Our local screen printing shop/gallery Screen Ink is hosting an event next month to benefit The Cat House - a no kill animal shelter and adoption facility here in Lincoln, Nebraska. I love my feline friends and was happy to make a piece for the show.

Here are a few process images from drawing to completed piece. I get asked quite often "how long does a painting take you", well..... it depends a lot on how well I know the subject, size, if things are going "well" with the painting layer. But this specific cat painting (3.5 x 5 inches) took me about three hours.

The final scanned image. This painting will be part of the show, and proceeds from gallery sales will be donated to The Cat House. So if your in Lincoln stop on by for First Friday in November at Screen Ink!


rossichka said...

Hello! I came across your blog a few days ago. You draw the most beautiful trees I've ever seen! They are magical, aren't they?:)
This is a lovely painting for a good cause, I believe the event will have a success!

Ashley McLaughlin said...

Absolutely gorgeous! You are so talented!

I must ask, what did you use? Gouache, acrylic, watercolor...?

Nicole said...

Thank you Rossichka! Trees are my favorite subject to paint: big, tall, gnarled, and in every color... they inspire me :)

Nicole said...

Hi Ashley!
I use Holbein Acryla Gouache on Rives BFK paper. Very similar to working with watercolor but it layers nicely without lifting the previous layer and can be opaque.

Thanks! Nicole