With the semester winding down for me, I'm finding a lot more time to work on paintings.

This one is almost done, I'm waiting for it to dry a bit before I add the eyes, highlights, and fix the shadows a bit.  

I'm mostly done with the kitten painting as well:

Midway through-
kitten - in progress

And mostly finished-
kitten- cassie marie edwards
16x23.5"  Oil on Canvas
All that's left to do is put another layer of paint on the ground and background.  

I've been having a lot of fun with these. :)

On the Road








Recent photos taken through my car window going here, there, and everywhere these last few months. :)


I am waiting for paint to dry.
My studio is a bit cramped and I find it hard to work on more than a few paintings at once - especially when I am working in oil.  I am almost finished with a couple of paintings I've been working on for a while so I started a new one today.

Here is my wonderful model:

She's really excited.

I usually start my still life paintings with a charcoal or watercolor sketch.  It helps me to figure out my composition and familiarize myself with the subject.  You can see my sketch on the wall, and my quick layout on the canvas.
Kitten - Cassie Marie Edwards-2

After I started this quick layout, I decided the kitten was too high in the picture frame, so I moved everything down an inch or so.
Kitten - Cassie Marie Edwards-3
In the process of doing so, I discovered a four-eyed cat.

I pressed on and finished the quick underpainting:
Kitten - Cassie Marie Edwards-7
Now if only this paint would dry a bit faster.

Also, I've got some great news to share with you about some upcoming shows - but more on that later!