Racing Cheetah Watercolour Painting

I love trying to capture movement. This time I wanted to explore a cat in motion and what better cat than a cheetah with their amazing 70 mph sprints? I wanted him to feel like he’s moving so fast that the brush can’t keep up with him and the paint smears behind him.

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It’s also a great reason to use some wonderful Autumn colours, golds, oranges and yellows with just a touch of teal.

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He is painted in watercolour on 16×12 inch Hahnemuehle Cornwall watercolour paper.

Whoosh – Watercolour Painting

Another of my pigeons in flight series. This is ‘Whoosh’, a pigeon flying past my window. I like the speed and control he has over the wind and the thermals.

whoosh-bird-paintingHe is painted in watercolour on 16×12 inch Lana paper. Lana Vanguard paper from France is a synthetic paper designed for artists. It’s a bright white, very smooth surface and non-absorbant, so the watercolour sits on top. With no loss of paint into the surface the colours of the watercolour remain brilliant, they don’t fade as they dry, wonderful for colour lovers. You also get unusual effects in the paint as it drys. 

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The London Exhibition

Life has been a bit chaotic recently and I haven’t had as much time to update the blog. One reason for that is the London show of the Society Of Feline Artists is underway at the Llewellyn Alexander gallery in Waterloo. The show looks wonderful and is on until the 19th of September. Do go along and see some amazing work by more than 50 artists.

Whisker Face is one of the paintings in the exhibition.

Whisker Face