Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy 2017 and "January 30 Days of Painting"

I signed up for Leslie Saeta's "30 in 30" Challenge this month. I am doing it differently this time around.  The last challenge was held in September and I used all 30 paintings for a show at the Harrington Gallery in Pleasanton, CA. Thank you to those who came out and saw the exhibit and to those who purchased my work! So back to my January challenge. I will be painting everyday but not on 30 separate paintings. I will be working on paintings that I am getting ready for shows, competitions and commissions. I still hope to get a lot of mileage to better my skills. I won't be posting everyday but rather periodically for finished or significant progress shots.

 This is a painting that I am working on "Cat on the Table". I started it several weeks ago but worked on it for Day 1. This is a scene from my cousin's kitchen. She fosters cats and finds them new homes. They kind of have the run of the house as you can see. The cat's name is "Seven" the shape of the stripe on it's back.

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  1. I love your paintings and I'm always exciting to see your work!

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    1. Thank you for saying that Jamie! Happy New Year!

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  2. What a wonderful interior and interesting composition! Beautiful :)

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    1. Thank you Tammie! I think that was my attraction to painting this. It is unusual.

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  3. A super interior view Kaethe and the table, chair and cat are great.

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    1. Thanks! I love interiors. Happy New Year!

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  4. You don't say how large this is, Kaethe, but I'm struck by how you've kept the focus, managed the light, and illustrated depth of field so well all in such a complex composition. You are really accomplished at rendering complicated interiors. (As well as everything else you attempt!!) Happy New Year and I look forward to following your 30-day challenge!

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    1. It's a 16x12. Thank you for saying all that! I wish you Happy Painting!

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  5. oh I love this....my cat thinks he just has to sit on the table....I guess it gives him a better view over the situation. Your work is wonderful!

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