Hello! My name is Cindy, and it’s been thirty days since my last post. However, it’s a painting post rather than a pen and ink post. That’s something!
Back in January or so I promised to trade a 5″ x 7″ canvas painted with a cat. Then I got painter’s block and didn’t paint until, well, this weekend. Considering my apparent reluctance to practice and my novice level skills with paints – something I would love to remedy but I find it hard to make myself sit down and paint – somehow this cat looks like a cat! He went through some crazy transformations as I tried to figure out what I was doing (see progress pics below).
I’m trying to determine how to best motivate myself for the next painting (please reply if you have a suggestion). I’m considering trying to do some fantasy type paintings for the art show at another convention later this year.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ve also done some new pen and ink art cards, but I’m gonna hold them for the next post. :D
Here is the handsome reference subject, a Main Coon called Relaxing Tiger Tamaris.
The perfect cat portrait, stately and adorable. Well done!
He is a magnificent specimen! His expression is perfectly cat, and all the hairs! Amazing!
Did you have fun, I hope?
Oh WOW Cindy he’s lovely and thank you for showing the progress pics.
You did an excellent job!
Great job taking him through the transformations and seeing the process through till the end! Very handsome cat. The only advice I have for your reluctance is… keep painting! I am often motivated by searching through boocoodles of images (is that a word? should be!) until I happen upon a reference picture that I just reallllly LOVE. Sounds like pretty flimsy advice… but it helps me push through the reluctance (mine is to draw… just do not draw well and it is a huge block for me to put that pencil down on paper…)
You are totally right! I like to collect images too. (Also, I don’t believe you don’t draw well! But we are our own worst critics.) :)
That is the most beautiful Tabby Cat I’ve ever seen-and we had many cats in our house when I was growing up. My sister always had cats & unfortunately they didn’t always stay around or someone took them-who knows!! What a job “Painting” Keep going!! OX OX Mom
Good job with the acrylics, Cindy! I really like your cat. Would love to see what you come up with in acrylics and your creative fantasy subjects! The sky is the limit! I know you can do it!
He is one very cute cat. My daughter has an orange tiger and I am partial to them.
Maybe if you tried painting some of your fantastical creatures, that would help motivate you. Sometimes working with a subject matter helps us be less inhibited when trying new media.
Wow, that’s one cool cat! He’s very regal. King-like! I can’t paint worth a lick, so I’m always amazed and awestruck at how painters choose colors for the underpainting. Awesome!