Monday, April 04, 2011


Oil on linen canvas, 48 x 66 cm


Linda Popple said...

Beautifully painted!

I like your little girls in your previous posts, too. They are so sweet.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Wonderful work! There is nothing more sublime than a sleeping cat.

Arto Isotalo said...


Erik van Elven said...

Haha, great title and great painting Antti.

Debu Barve said...

Fantastic work! Looks so candid!

Maria H. said...

Voi, että meidän Tipsu on sitten kuvauksellinen:-D Ihan pikkasen valloitti teidän petiä, hih. Se on tommonen kunkku!!

Antti Rautiola said...

Thank you very much everyone!
Cats are always so much fun to paint :)

Kiitos sisko, Tipsu kyllä osaa ottaa tilan haltuun. Se on kunkku!

Jos van Riswick said...

Nice Paintings! I have a question: for some images (like the ones of the children) you probably work from photographs. Could you share some tips on this? Do you use prints, or a computer monitor etc...?

Antti Rautiola said...

Hi Jos,
I usually paint children from the computers monitor. But if that is not possible I make either a pencil sketch or paint from the iphone´s screen. :)
Basically anything goes, prints are also ok.
I also digitally paint stuff out or add stuff to the reference photos.
Cameras always distort colors and stuff (lens distortion, vignette, noise...), so notes of colors and values are necessary to be marked down mentally, when you take the photo.
Thanks for asking!