"Ernie Floats" by Cathy Engberg.
Cathy Engberg is currently working out of her studio in Peoria, IL. Her subject matter is often figures or animals at rest or play.
While balancing realism with abstraction, she enjoys painting figures with strong light and shadow patterns. Cathy’s process is a push and pull, with many layers of paint. Always knowing that a bit of destruction might just be what the piece needs next.
She says 'my process is constantly evolving. Currently I’m working in building up layers, then scraping back to previous layers. I like to combine rendering with flattening, always trying to achieve a good balance of realism and abstraction."
See more on her website.