Monday, June 29, 2009

Balancing Act

White Cat. By Vern Schwarz. Oil on masonite, 5x8, to be donated to the D'Arcy Animal Rescue Center in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

Vern Schwarz, talented Canadian painter and regular contributor to the Art for Shelter Animals Project, has made this amazing portrait of a white cat who's just waiting to be adopted.

Anyone who's tried knows that painting pure white animals or pure black animals is a real challenge. Vern has truly met the challenge with this painting, managing to capture tone, values, light, shadow and shape - and still keeping the cat white.

Also, as in all of Vern's animal paintings, the depth of the eyes is amazing and engaging.

To see more of his work, check out his blog, Vern Schwarz Art.

- Carrie


  1. I'm such a fan of Vern's pet portraits. He just has a gift for sensitively rendering their unique personalities.

  2. Love this portrait, colors, composition,spirit....
    all awesome!