After Gainsborough “The Painter’s Daughters with a Cat”

Gainsborough, "The Artists Daughters With a Cat", 75.6 x 62.9 cm, oil on canvas, National Gallery, UK.
Thomas Gainsborough, “The Artists Daughters With a Cat”, 75.6 x 62.9 cm, oil on canvas, National Gallery, UK.

This portrait shows the artists two daughters and their black cat. It’s an unfinished painting but I love it. The two girls epitomise the relationship between sisters beautifully. 

When copying from an unfinished painting it makes it easier to see what the most important elements are. In a way, a lot of the hard work of analysis has been done for you.

I used colours pencils and think the scratchy quality works well for unfinished paintings.

For more information:

http://www.nationalgallery.org.uk/paintings/thomas-gainsborough-the-painters-daughters-with-a-cat

 

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