Boomer Value Study, 6 x 6 inch oil on panel
© 2012 Kathleen Coy
I'd like to introduce you to my 19 year old cat, Boomer AKA The Queen of the Universe. Boomy is the longest I've ever had a pet, and we've been through a lot together. Through it all, she constantly reminds us how lucky we are that she allows us to live with her Royal Self. I don't think I've ever met a cat with more of an attitude. In case you were wondering, she is named after Boomer Esiason, back when he was playing for the Cincinnati Bengals, which will give you an idea of how old she really is!
I approached this painting a little differently - instead of trying to get the details down from the get-go, I blocked in the painting using only four values, then went back in and refined it, adding the details and pulling out the darkest darks and lightest lights. Much less fussy, much more loose, and a really fun way of working.