Sunday, October 17, 2010

Cattitude


Hi everyone, It's been a while I know, and oddly as I scanned this to post and say "Hello, I've missed you and here's what I've been up to" I see the post has a Kitty-Cat theme - so a two-fer - bonus! In between a lot of life stuff and a couple of project deadlines I recently took some open watercolor classes. I've always worked in either acrylic or inks, and so I joined the class to better understand the technical components of watercolor and how to gain that 'control' - you know what I'm talking about, right? Anyway, this was a small side experiment that I just had a little fun with. I never intend to use watercolor in my children's book illustration, but it was kinda cool to see how one of my characters made it onto the Arches. This was using Cotman (I'm such a student!) on 90lb Hot Press Arches. Good to be back, I've missed you all! :)

9 comments:

Linda Kay said...

Leeza--so good to see you back--you've been missed! Great piece, fun & fresh. I've been a student all of my life & hope to always keep that curiosity going & loving to experience new ways to create. One of my best art friends died at 101 & was still creating & experimenting a couple of years before her death. She was a wonderful inspiration. Rambling on here!....

Amy said...

Your kitty is such a character! And the watercolor is really beautiful; I love the way the "blooms" make a simple wash so interesting.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

It's great seeing you post Leeza. Your cat is wonderful. I love the looseness and whimsy. Great job.

Becky said...

I love using hot press paper too. I think I like it as I can get so much more detail on my piece.

This kitty is great fun. I love the way it is laid out.

dthaase said...

fabulous illo

Leen Christens said...

This is so great, I like the look in the eyes of the cat, wonder what he or she is looking at!!

Michelle Henninger said...

Leeza, I've always been a huge fan. I love this watercolor piece!! I think you should continue to explore it, because this has a great feel to it!! Very nice to see your work again!!

lil kim said...

Hi Leeza! Nice to see you here, and love your crochety kitty cat x

Courtney said...

Love it! Have you thought about doing your cat story in this style? I think it would be fab! :)