Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Baby Bobcat Updated

The Wildlife in Crisis sanctuary in Weston, CT rescues injured animals and those who have been abandoned as infants. This little bobcat was one of the many rescued animals that end up at the sanctuary. The work this group does with the wildlife they rehabilitate is amazing - this bobcat is now back in the wild and living it's life as it was meant to.

I was drawn to this bobcat because of his sweet, but cautious eyes. It's still a work in progress, but most of the fine tuning will involve bringing out the whiskers from a technique that scratches a fine line in the paint, revealing the white of the paper. Since I don't utilize masking fluid, I rely on scratching sometimes for the tiniest element of the painting, such as highlights and whiskers.

Update: Babycat is done and ready to roll. He will be featured in an upcoming show featuring Wildlife in Crisis photos and watercolor portraits. Please stay tuned for details and new paintings!


Theresa said...

Great Bobcat Kim... can't wait to see him finished. He looks fantastic now. :)



Suzanne McDermott said...

I bow to your mastery of the watercolor medium! Rarely a month goes by without a rescue, adoption, rehab or something of the like in my world, so I appreciate your story of the Weston sanctuary.