Wednesday, April 23, 2014

CAT IN THE HAT

"Cat in the Hat" by Stephanie Berry
I battled with this painting.  I had a "finished" painting with all the details and it was so boring.  So it got a loose attack of "unrelated" color.  It may get altered a bit more but to me it now has more the feel of a sunny summer day of a time gone by; a woman holding a well-loved cat not only on her lap but in her hat.  It was real once but is a fading memory now.

24x20" oil on linen      copyright 2014

5 comments:

Jane said...

Lovely mood to this painting, and love the soft 'vintage' colors.

Hilje van Beijnum said...

Wonderful, Stefanie!. I agree with Jane, a lovely mood in the painting and a beautiful facial expression. I hope you're enjoying the spring weather and your garden. Have a nice weekend!

Susan said...

Love it! Less is better.

hmuxo said...

I love this piece, Stephanie!
It looks like an old fashioned painting...loose and beautiful!!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

again, this speaks to me in the way that it's out of the box. I like it.

I remember a friend's words when I once remarked that I didn't know how to finish a piece that had been started but was unfinished.
She said, 'Ask yourself what it needs."