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About Katja Turnsek

Pet portrait artist Katja Turnsek has been painting pet portraits from photos professionally since 2005. Follow the painting progress, news and arty thoughts in this blog. Katja has two dogs of her own, which she loves very much :). Don't forget to sign up for Katja's Newletter and receive latest articles and news! You can also follow Katja on facebook: PetPortraitsArtist and Twitter: @KatjasArtStudio.

Framed Oil Portrait of Cat Mindy

Today I went to collect the framed oil portrait of cat Mindy and also took some photos for my blog. The client wanted to use the moulding “perfect” which suits both my oil paintings and drawings. View some of the photos I took of the framed painting below. I have completed the kitten drawing which was up next and currently I have two conte pastel portraits on my easel of Puff and Daisy. Both drawings will be completed this week…

Framed Oil Portrait of Cat Mindy

Framed Oil Portrait of Cat Mindy

Framed Oil Portrait of Cat Mindy

Framed Oil Portrait of Georgie

Today I went to collect the framed oil portrait of German shepherd Georgie and later took some photos for my blog. The client wanted a modern framing and I can’t disagree because modern framings complete my recent paintings and drawings really well. When I drove over to the framer a few days ago, the framer who I usually discuss framings with wasn’t there. I went upstairs to choose the moulding myself and later wrote him an email about my wishes.

Many times when I view mouldings next to a painting, I end up choosing only one combination that I really love, once that has been done I never change my mind. Today at the framers when I already went out the door, the framer hurried after me again telling how much he really loves the framing I chose. Actually there are two mouldings combined, one black very deep and one inner green. Both mouldings complete this painting in color and style. The green inner moulding gives an extension to the actual painting and the black one brings out the dark colors of the dog. This framing actually doesn’t touch the canvas edges in front. I love this and I hope you like it as much as I do.

Framed Oil Portrait of Georgie

Framed Oil Portrait of Georgie

Framed Oil Portrait of Georgie

Framed Oil Portrait of Georgie

Cat Painting of Mindy – Final Scan

This is final scan of Mindy, a little cat painting I have been working on lately. The size of this portrait is 25 x 30 cm, painted in alla prima on gallery-wrapped linen canvas. I painted the background loose at the same time as I painted less detail on the body area to keep the brushstrokes soft compared to her face. The face was painted with more detail and smaller brushes as I wanted the most important area to stand out. I hope you like it.

Cat Portrait Oil Painting

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