I seem to be doing everything by twos lately.
He got a little dark. The thing about watercolor is that even if you spent fourhours painting a tiny painting like this in your moleskine its easier to do another if its too dark. So I painted him a second time. I do love the quilt part. If there is a quilt around Tom will be either under it or on it!! Best quilt I have ever painted...maybe I should paint another cat, cut it out, and glue it on OVER the first cat?!
I like the second watercolor so much better. I didn't go too dark. I started with a pale yellow/yellow ochre wash over the cat. Then I added stripes of watery quinacridone sienna mixed with a little burnt umber. The whites were darkened with cerulean/yellow ocher and cobalt / q. sienna. I also used some Piemonite in the shadows and indigo.