Obsessed with cats

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This is Tess, my friend’s cat – and the current subject of my latest portrait.  Her coloring – black and white – presents an interesting challenge.  Creating depth with these colors can be difficult.

However, once I got the template set up, I was off and running with the creative flow of choosing fabrics to reflect her coloring.  She has an interesting face, with large expressive eyes, and I love the several delicate shades of pink of her nose.

I am now at this point with the project:

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It will be exciting to see her features and coloring emerge from beneath the freezer paper templates.  It always is exciting to see the portrait come together and the personality of the subject emerge.