Day 261 – Tom Cat

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Tom copyright Margaret McCarthy Hunt 81/2 x 11″ $195. Gouache or acrylic 

My son found Tom as a tiny stray in the wheel well of a neighbors boat trailer. When he brought him home you could hold him on your palm of one hand. Now he’s a sleek kitty with fur that glows like fire when he sits in the sun light. 

He also yowls at me to go in or out. In this painting he wanted out. He was getting irritated because I made him wait while I drew him.  

I drew him with one of my Noodler flex nibs loaded with Drartremis brown document ink. Painted him with gouache in my stillman and Birn zeta with  mostly white, Indian yellow, and English red with bits of indigo in the shadows.  

 

Detail Tom copyright Margaret McCarthy Hunt 81/2 x 11″ $195. Gouache or acrylic 

 Because he such a red cat I watered down some Quin Sienna watercolor and brushes it over his fur to make it redder.  I also added some watery burnt umber and burnt sienna Wc for shade. 

Background is watery titmouse with some Azo yellow to make the green spots. 

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