Concentration © 2014 Karen Mathison Schmidt
8 x 8 inches • oil on 3/4" cradled Museum Series GessobordTM
gloss varnish for UV protection
sides painted dark umber, so can be displayed with or without a frame
I thought the painting was done earlier, then after living with it for about five minutes I decided to soften Ray’s nose and mouth a bit. I made the reference photo super huge on my computer screen so I could see it without my glasses as I made the final adjustments.
Pontoufle, who is now big enough to jump from the floor to my desk chair, and from there to the desk, wandered over and studied the picture on the computer screen for a moment, then turned to face me.
Hey, when are you gonna paint moi?
(Since he has a French name he likes to slip a French word or two
into the conversation whenever he can.)
Je suis ready … put me in, coach!