"Feline Repose" Original Cat Oil Painting by Georgia Artist Cathy McIntire

"Feline Repose" 24"x24", Oil on Panel with Resin varnish, $950
Some cats have a great life. I think this one looks like he has, well, it all. That look! No cares, no fears, living life in the moment. I may be just a teensy bit jealous?

I have started painting on panels, particularly since I can talk my husband into making them! He does a great job, making them square, solid, and super smooth. This painting uses a panel as its support. The finished painting has smooth areas and textured areas. Some detail and some broad strokes. I like the interest that comes from combining opposites to a painting. Kinda ying and yang.

The painting has been varnished with epoxy resin, the equivalent of 50 coats of traditional varnish. The result is a glass-like finish that is very clear and shows every brushstroke, enhances the color, and makes the painting look like it was just painted.

...thought you might want to see a little of how this painting evolved:
Initial sketch

Adding the first layers
This painting is currently at Art of Oconee.


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  1. Thanks, Tine! It was so much fun painting on panel - very different from canvas. Getting ready to start on more soon.
    Always great to get your comments. Hope you are doing great!