This is the last day of the year and what a wonderful beginning! I managed to create something new and even finish it (almost;))!
This is my lovely friend Mimi with her cat Filipina, I started this painting a long time ago, not even sure when, but long enough to say Filipina is now gone...This will be a little reminder of her. I am going to post it to Mimi for her birthday, hope she will like it.
My first inspiration to start this was a great book I proudly have "Taking Risk with Watercolour" by Shirley Trevena. I love her style and I wanted to create something as fearless as her works but...I was actually, ironically, afraid of taking that risk...So the painting remain unfinished, for a couple of months (years?) till this week!
I added a tree behind the window to close the composition and removed bowl from the table...
I wish I could be more confident with this medium. I can see some of my mistakes already (like this green throw under the cat), heaviness of my brush strokes and clumsiness of the novice, but this is the best I could produce for now without damaging it completely!
I like it anyway, and I think this is a great finish to this 2011. Happy New Year to you all!