For several months now, my cat postcard project has grown into a full show of 14 paintings. The largest are 30×40. They are at least 8 that I have not posted on Social Media.
The show runs until July 28th. One of the paintings is on display at a separate location, the Roast Coffee and Tea Company, a few doors down from the theater.
The image on the exhibit postcard was scaled up from one that I did last summer. The original is 4×6, the one below is 18×24. Two of the paintings that were completed are portraits of my mom’s cats, also created from postcards.
Creating large work from tiny sketches presented many challenges. I had to play around with the aspect ration to ensure my proportions were correct. Plus, scaling up meant I had to do more detail. Many of the original postcards were created with random bits of collage and it was impossible to scale up a tiny piece of collage so I had to improvise, a lot. It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to my next project.
If you are in the area, stop by and see the show. Check in on Facebook at the Patchogue Theater and tag me!
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