Monday, August 27, 2012

Tribute to Sammy

Hard to believe that its been almost a year since my Sammy has been gone.  I still think of him often and miss him terribly.  This past weekend I went to an art class and painted a portrait in honor of Sammy.  Since I had placed so much importance in getting this painting right, I really started to struggle getting it to look perfect.  Thankfully, the instructor was incredibly helpful and showed me some interesting techniques to really make it pop.

Was really pleased with the eyes, but hated how his stripes looked...the color was so muddy.  The photo of Sammy that I was using was very washed out so his stripes look very muted.  The instructor helped me pick out some darker color to make them stand out more.  He also showed me how to lighten up some of the areas on his face with some easy brush strokes.

Its still a work in progress...but I really think I've captured his eyes.  Hoping to finish this up in a few weeks, then I'll share the finished product with you.


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Lookin' good, Sammy! A wonderful tribute to a beloved pet.

SUZY8-TRACK said...

Thanks...Its starting to take shape, but still needs work. Sammy was a fabulous cat and he deserves the best!