Update: I am proud that this painting received a honorable mention at the Quincy Arts Festival 2016…
Before going to India for the summer, my mother and I thought, “Why not we do something exciting?”. So, we decided to both do the same object, but from a different perspective. This way, we could both discuss our paintings and enjoy working together. My mother made a kitten while I made a close-up of a cat.
While painting it, the most intricate parts were the ears and the eyes. I also needed to imagine the color wheel so that the colors worked well together. The close-up was a little different compared to painting a cat from a distance because when it’s closer, then the details are finer and intricate. For a far-off cat, some of these details may not be important but my mother had to focus on the overall structure, so it was fun discussing these details.
When we were initially discussing what to paint, I chose to paint a cat because cats and kittens are usually the pets that many people love and when they see one, they say, “Isn’t that thing adorable?”. So, I thought that if I painted a cat, people would really like it.
Since this was my first joint painting with my mother, it was fun. You can see both the pictures and also look at the Flickr page. This was my last painting this summer and I hope you enjoyed it.