I need to share this : When I got the picture of Leelou, with her piercing eyes, I was so happy ! Good pictures are so important to paint a portrait true to your animal. This one was magnificent for many reasons, but the main one for me was her position! It would allow a new dynamic in the composition of the painting and I was excited because I also had a free hand for color selection !
Be aware, whenever I have a free hand for colors, I tend to go with bursting one. Those are the watercolor paintings that make me feel like I go beyond the picture and they allow me to share with you the essence of the animal.
Thanks to Patrick and Cindy for their trust and open mind.
Here is Leelou :