It has been a while since I painted Mr.Biggelsworth (aka Biggs) - I looked at his picture that always hangs in my studio and knew that it was time for another creation. He really was an incredible, once in a lifetime cat and a day doesn't go by that I don't miss him terribly.
This is still very much work in progress. I just figured that it would be fun to share my painting process.
This is done on a 16x20 stretched canvas that was first primed with grey gessoe.
I used a viewfinder to decide on an interesting cropping and then used a soft pastel to roughly sketch out the boy. The three photos show the progression of the paint application. With Biggsy, I normally let my heart do the painting - and once the basic shapes are laid out, I barely ever look at the photo...