Trying to think of how to title this post showing my four latest paintings, I kept coming up with the word 'whimsy'....( \ hwim-ze \ n. 1 : WHIM, CAPRICE 2 : a fanciful or fantastic device, object, or creation esp. in writing or art )
These first two paintings are studies for a larger triptych on canvas. I knew I wanted tall trees that started from below the image area. So I began by drawing those in, then the little cat showed up on this one first, and the trees and birds followed in the same playful style. I was having a lot of fun!
I don't usually title my paintings, but I thought I could call these the "Who let the cats out?" series.
This painting has the sewing pattern tissue over the whole dog and the green ground, to add texture and interest to the surface.