Wednesday, June 24, 2009

"OREO" ( Pet Commission )


Over the years, I've done a ton of "pet portraits". Last week, I picked up another such commission from a young lady in my class, requesting that I paint her kitty, Oreo. The photo she provided as a reference was a very close view, just as you see here. While my usual interpretation would involve a full head-shot ( including ears and shoulders ), this was the photo I was given and to be honest, I found it to be a refreshing change from what I had first perceived. I think this is a much more intimate, personal view of a beloved friend and I must give credit to Emily for making me "see" this in a different way. ( and in a more interesting perspective )
I can relate to Oreo, as my wife and I also own two black & whites ( Chloe and Tigger ) and they are very much a part of the family.
This piece is in Oil and is on 9"x12" canvas panel.

16 comments:

Queen*B Studio said...

Beautiful work Wilson! I love the name of the cat too! Does it like milk? Oreo's are great with milk ;)

Unocchio Vecchiaccio said...

Ya did good, Willy! That's contest winnin' material.

Wilson said...

Yeah, if I ever enter a "Feline" Art Contest. lol

Mikes1024 said...

Hi Wilson....how have you been? Nice work on the cat. The eyes are awesome. Michael.

Wilson said...

Hi Michael,
Long time, no hear! I've been doing fine. Busy, as usual.
How's everything with you? Been doing any painting?
Thanks for the comments on the cat. Actually, rendering eyes isn't all that tough. Just a very few key essentials to address. They're pretty easy once you've done a few. Maybe I'll have to work up a tutorial on that.

Queen*B Studio said...

Yay! Tutorial!!

Mikes1024 said...

Hi Wilson...yes I've been painting....almost continually since I began almost two years ago. If you are on Facebook...I can show you what I'm willing to display. I'm having a ball!

Wilson said...

Well, I'm not on Facebook myself, but my wife is, so I'd love to see your work!

Mikes1024 said...

I'm not sure if this will work....I think we need to be "facebook friends" but here is the link to my page....if I get a friend request...I'll accept...Thanks again..Michael.

http://www.facebook.com/home.php#/album.php?aid=14603&id=1505415795

Wilson said...

I'll give it a shot!

simsima said...

hey wilson ,
my name is asmaa , i'm from egypt and i saw some of your works on youtube , i really admired your method in drawing with oil .
i have aproblem and i want you to help me please if you can . i can draw with lead good and also portrait , but i love oil painting and i want to try it, but i don't know how can i start ????
please help me if you can as i know you are busy , and if you want my mail tell me ...
i'm waiting your answer here ok ..
thanx and sorry for this long comment..

Wilson said...

Hi Asmaa,
I'll be happy to offer advice to assist you. However, I think it would be best to do so through e:mail. Please send me a message at wilson@wilsonbickford.com and I will reply.

LOVE FOR EVER said...

hi Wilson
i am Mohammad from Egypt 21 years old civil engineering
i like drawing very much and i can draw civil designs
but i want to draw human pictures and landscape pictures
i like your pictures very much and i was impressed by your skills
i will be very happy if you agree to help me


thanks and i waiting your comment mr Wilson

Wilson said...

Hi Mohammad,
I'll offer advice, if I can. Please contact me via e:mail at wilson@wilsonbickford.com

simsima said...

hi wilson
i'm so sorry to type another comment here , but i sent you a message yesterday at wilson@wilsonbickford.com
from my yahoo mail , but you didn't answer me ... is this is the true way to send it or not ??!!
sorry again

Wilson said...

Hi,
I didn't see that message come through. Please try it again.