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  • Kiki – Calico Cat WIP #1

    February
    14
    2007

    calico cat painting oil portrait original fine art leanne wildermuth

    This is Kiki’s underpainting. She’s a stunning calico and will be a beautiful addition to my exhibit next month. The next time you see her, she’ll be finished. She’s 16×20, a nice big size, larger than life size, actually.

    Elsie : Cat Portrait Final Scan & Details

    January
    27
    2007

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    Custom Cat Portrait : Elsie
    11″ x 14″ Oil Painting
    3/4″ Traditional Profile Wrapped Canvas
    © 2007 Leanne Wildermuth
    All Rights Reserved

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    Elsie : Completed Portrait

    January
    25
    2007

    tiger cat custom pet portrait original oil painting fine art
    I’ve just completed Elsie’s portrait, although she’s not *officially* done until her mom gives me the thumbs up. Once she loves her painting, I’ll give it a day or two to dry and scan the final detail shots before she heads home.

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    Update: Eye color revisions and better daylight pic, click to see additional image…

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    Elsie : WIP #6

    January
    24
    2007

    custom cat portrait pet painting original oil work in progress fine art
    It’s not a mistake – she’s upside down! I thought you might like to see how I painted today. It’s never as straightforward as it seems. I’ll turn the painting around in circles as I paint so that I’m pulling my “fur” brush (a long liner) toward me.

    Her ears, forehead, eyes and nose are complete. I’ll finish her portrait tomorrow and show her to you again right-side-up.

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    Completed Paintings Galore!

    January
    22
    2007

    I’ve just spent the morning adding all of my latest paintings to my portfolio. I’ll post the thumbs here and link to the detail pages so you can go have a look at the larger final scan of the paintings, if you’d like. Enjoy!


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    All paintings © Leanne Wildermuth
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    Elsie : WIP #5

    January
    19
    2007

    elsie tiger cat memorial pet portrait oil painting original work in progress
    I’m been working my wrist off in the studio this week! Elsie’s underpainting is complete now, and once this layer is dry I’ll start the next layer which will be painted wet-in-wet. She may get one more coat after the next one, to finish up her whiskers.

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    Cheeky Kitty Painting

    January
    19
    2007

    custom original kitten portrait painting fine art oil

    Cheeky’s portrait is done, cute little silvery baby reminds me of a persian – that soft fluffy fur and those gorgeous baby gray/green eyes. I’ll scan and post the final painting (along with the others I completed this week) when (they’re all) dry.

    Willie Portrait Complete

    January
    18
    2007

    tuxedo longhair custom cat portrait painting oil fine art original
    Willie’s portrait is complete (8×8 oil on canvas panel), he’s a gorgeous longhaired tuxedo – his eyes are stunning on this background. I’ll scan this painting when it’s dry and you’ll really be able to see his furry little details.

    Elsie : WIP #4

    January
    13
    2007

    custom cat portrait painting oil underpainting work in progress fine art

    I worked on Elsie for quite a while yesterday, basically just painting in her dark fur. I’ll wait now until this layer is dry before I paint her ears and her next coat of fur. I love this look though, it reminds me of pen and ink. If it weren’t for the smell of oils in my studio, you might think so looking at it, too. Every single brushstroke will give her portrait that much more dimension, and it’ll make the painting that much more interesting to view.

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