Missing the Cheshire : Studio Images

The piece is 12"x16". It is a part of the Wasp in a Wig Series and is referring to the death of my cat Proffit, who was the inspiration for the Cheshire cat in this series.

 Original sketch on canvas. 

Original sketch on canvas. 

 Blocking in color. 

Blocking in color. 

 Someone needs her coffee. 

Someone needs her coffee. 

 Better, but still pretty sad. 

Better, but still pretty sad. 

 Playing around with her dress. 

Playing around with her dress. 

 I thought about having a glow from the window, but too drastic. 

I thought about having a glow from the window, but too drastic. 

 I had considered the piece finished, but then after several months I brought it back into the studio for a revamp and I am very glad I did! 

I had considered the piece finished, but then after several months I brought it back into the studio for a revamp and I am very glad I did! 

 Detail of face. 

Detail of face. 

 Detail of Cheshire pillow. 

Detail of Cheshire pillow. 

 Detail of tile table and teacup. 

Detail of tile table and teacup. 

 The finished painting. 

The finished painting.