The Catnap Images: Painted by Steve Norton
The slide show below contains images from Catnap. The original paintings are 12x14 inches, watercolor and mixed-media on paper.
I'm often asked how long it took to do each painting. Some, a day or two, others up to two weeks, depending on technique and complexity. The painting closest to my natural style as a painter is the Realist Cat (Thomas Eakins), which only took a day and a half for me to paint. The hardest painting technically was Neoclassical Cat.
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My favorite piece is the first painted in the series, Renaissance Cat. It combines Leonardo Da Vinci's, Mona Lisa with Jan Van Eyck's, Man with a Red Turban. I loved painting the twisted fabric of the turban and the hazy, atmospheric landscape. Runner up might be Rococo Cat. I love the image for its human hands, which I thoroughly enjoyed painting.