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wip – maui portrait stage 1

Here’s my work in progress for this week. I’ve wanted to paint a portrait of my cat, Maui, ever since I got my paints for Christmas, but haven’t got around to it yet. As this will only be my second painting ever, I’ve been too nervous that I will mess it up. This is going to be a long process before it gets finished. So far I have I underpainted the canvas, sketched the outline and blocked in some colours. I’m really encouraged because, even though it’s very rough, it actually looks quite like Maui already!

 portrait of my cat Maui - first draft

Hoping I get a change to work on it some more soon. More to follow…


  1. Linda Wise said

    My heart goes out to you. Your painting looks like it will be beautiful.

    • June said

      Thank you so much, Linda. I don’t think I’ll ever finish this painting I started 15 years ago – I lost momentum and got too scared that I’d mess it up by continuing it 🙁

      You probably just received the blog post I accidentally published early about the (photographic) portrait of Maui that I’m in the middle of making – I’ll republish that with a photo once I receive the finished canvas…

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