Thursday, December 3, 2009

Big Mac Attack - 12 x 12 inches - Oil on canvas - SOLD

Meet Macintosh. Apparently, this big boy has quite the appetite! I've never met Mac but got to know him through a series of pictures. The actual photo that I selected as a reference showed Mac sprawled across the carpet but I felt there would be too much white space to include his entire body. So, I cropped the image and just kept enough of his torso to show his beautiful coat. The light blue area around Mac and the green bag is referred to as "negative space". I was careful to vary the size and shape of these areas as the negative space is just as important as the main points of interest in creating a solid composition. This painting was a commission will be shipped off to the owner after it has a chance to dry for a bit. Enjoy!


Sarah said...

Dear Laurie,

Thank you so much for the cute picture you painted of my cat Macintosh. I love it and I can't wait to hang it up. We have so many ideas of where we want to put him. You are a great artist! The picture looks just like him! Thank you so much and I hope you have a Very Merry Christmas!

Sarah Prins

Laurie G. Miller said...

Hi Sarah,

Thanks so much for the note. I'm so glad you like the painting. Mac was fun to paint...he has such a beautiful coat. Enjoy!