The creative journey with this piece was such a joy as it pushed into a style incorporating realism, as I have worked in for the past few years, with abstraction. The goal was to create a dream-like piece that portrays the feeling and personality of the cat while moving into a more loose and free form. Imagine a painting with a piece of hand-dyed fabric laid over it with areas of transparency so only portions of the subject show through. In my minds eye, I saw the cloth as being dyed using colours that move from intense to soft values changing freely across the surface. A harmonious blend of style and colour was the goal and has been achieved in this multi-media piece. Watercolour was laid down over the sketch of the cat, highlighting areas by using more intense chroma and values, while allowing other areas to be quite dilute. Pencils and pens were used to bring the cat to life.
This artwork exhibits online only as a recognized artwork.
Recognized artwork has met the standards required to participate in exhibitions hosted by the Federation of Canadian Artists.
However, due to the volume of accepted submissions to this exhibition, this piece is enjoyable online-online only.
|Technique:||Watercolour, Pen and Pencil on Cold Pressed Paper 140 Lbs|
|Contents:||Cat, Pet, Mammal, Animal|
|Edition:||Original, one of a kind artwork|
|Framed Size:||30in x 24in|
|Unframed Size:||23in x 16in|
Nanaimo, British Columbia
Lorna is an award-winning artist who had always loved the act of creation. She is self-taught as well as being mentored by world-class artists. She is a lover of animals, and so they are usually her preferred subject choice. Being able to capture their spirit is what gives her joy.
"Not everything turns out as you intended, but that is the beauty of art and the joy of the journey."