Painting Savitri

I often see this face when I am just waking up…
She finds ways to get up over my head and stare down…
A cheery cheery face.

Painting Savitri is pushing me to learn and experiment, especially when it comes to color.  I’ve tried so many mixes and they are all wrong.

Finally I spent time just mixing until I came up with a good base color,
and figured some of the deep colors that I can add.
QoR has a lovely transparent grey called Ardoise Grey, and that was a base, and I added Daniel Smith’s Primatek Monte Amiata, though probably many ochres would do.
I mixed it in with the grey in roughly a 1:2 ratio.  A little of the Primatek goes a long way.
I also use the grey by itself in areas, and add Sepia and occasionally Yavapei.


Grey went over the blue of her eyes also.

What I must stop is trying to work a nice watercolor in the Nostalgie journal,
especially when I have amazing Hahnemuhle Watercolour journals too!
Her nose area needed to be worked and if the paper had been watercolor
it would have been fine… But finally the paper said, ENUF!
I’m basically happy with it — a good trial test of the colors!

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About dkatiepowellart

hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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16 Responses to Painting Savitri

  1. I love this post! My little fur ball girl wakes me up everyday at 4:30am with a lick on the face and although it feels like sand paper I’m still grateful for the lovin 🙂


  2. More pigments to add to my drool list! Love your paintings of Savitri.


    • The QoR is one of the few colors I love in their line — it is a fairly transparent grey. I am out and need more — but I can put a half-pan of the other to dry for you for when we MEET!!!!


  3. arty stuff says:

    you have captured the cats nature very well here


  4. Bea says:

    She made me smile…


  5. What an adorable kitty, I love your painting! It is beautiful.


  6. Gloria J Zucaro says:

    You got it! a perfect color for your beautiful cat!


  7. I enjoyed seeing your cat painting. Lovely use of the colours.
    Paint Party Friday #51


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