Bagara aka Mr Black Velvet
My latest painting is of our ol’ black cat, Bagara, who is often referred to as “Mister Black Velvet”…only seems appropriate that I paint him.
The painting, much like Bagara, looks varies quite a bit depending on lighting. I based this painting off this photo of Bagara.
My husband asked if I would paint a rooster on the hood over our stove. I’ve never painted a rooster before or on gecco board since I’ve primarly just been painting on black velvet (lucky me!). Here’s my “draft” painting. Now that I’ve gone back to this draft to finish him, I’ve learned that I should start with a background and then paint my subject. It’s challenging to paint around this fella’s feathers.
Here is the rooster above our stove which, pre-rooster, was plain ol’ white.
And here is the final Rooster. He looks different depending on the lighting. Morning light streams into our kitchen which is when Rob’s Rooster seems to look his best.
Now I’m pondering if I sign him or not… do you sign your art if it’s painted above your kitchen stove”,/p>