Friday, October 3, 2014

Wee Maxine

"Wee Maxine" is sort of a dinky cat, which just adds to her appeal. I've studied her a lot and, of course, she has completely won my heart. I cat-sat her in 2012 too, and handled it in the same way...sketching each day and finalizing the experience with an oil painting. 

(Aren't animals just the best?)

Here is a slideshow of the sketches. Direct link to photos HERE.

(Painting) Celeste Bergin, Maxine 2014, oil on 16x12 canvas panel

13 comments:

martine paquet said...

Your "cat-sketches" are wonderful...so lively!

art by Michael Perchard said...

Certainly love "Wee Maxine!" A great "Halloween Cat!" Also very enjoyed your recent posts!
Michael

Libby Fife said...

What a beautiful girl! Cats are really sweet when they are petite aren't they? And the sketches were great. I can see how being with her all week and drawing her would really help make the painting go smoothly.

CAROL HOPPER -- A PAINTER'S JOURNAL said...

Your blog about sitting for Maxine has been very interesting. I also like your slide show. I look forward to seeing the paintings you will be creating following sweet Maxine.

CrimsonLeaves said...

Hah! I thought it was just last year. Time sure flies! She is a beauty, Celeste! I love that fan too!

Sheryl Anthony said...

I can see why you like drawing and painting her. She is beautiful!

hmuxo said...

Beautiful painting!!!

Linda said...

I love this!

Glennis said...

Nice painting of the cat with character. Well done.

L.W.Roth, said...

Great cat! I love how you rendered her blackness. Cat sitting definitely has it's advantages. Yes, animals are great! All of them except maybe us. We've got some bad apples. --I like the boy in school uniform too. It has a thirties look to it.

kaslkaos said...

Lovely cat portrait; love the way you shared your process in sketches (which are adorable too).

Pam Huggins said...

You captured her daintiness so well! Love your painting. I'm sure Maxine is pleased. :-)

Ruth Armitage said...

I love the gesture of Maxine and the beautiful way you handled her eyes!