With Paco at my daughter's this weekend, I had a chance to re-connect with Isabelle, our first cat in this series of pets. She's very sweet in real life, although I painted her with a grouchy look on her face. This is how she looks when Paco's around because he never gives her a moment's peace - he will harass her in her littlerbox, eat her food, jump on top of her if she tries to walk across the room. We've almost had him a year, and she remembers how it was BP (before Paco). She's a sweetie, and I love her 'highlights' - when we got her as a kitten she was pure black with a pumpkin colored triangle on her face. As she grew - more 'sparkles' appeared in her hind area - her front legs are still all black. She's a doll!
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I love how cats "perch" themselves on the smallest part of furniture. (Clearly, a dog would have taken over that whole seat cushion!) You really captured her suspicion of Paco's next move. Great animal portrait.ReplyDelete
What a wonderful painting. It makes me miss having a cat in my life. Beautiful painting!
This is a great portrait of your cat. Love that wary look.ReplyDelete
WOW = she is a good poser!ReplyDelete
Poor izzy- Ollie rembers BW( before Winnie)
she really messed things up. sighh.
love this - you have really captured her perch and I love the different whites.
Isabelle is a cutie pie! Great job conveying her wary expression!ReplyDelete
I can really see the expression on the cats face - you captured it perfectly!ReplyDelete
Izzy looks very animated looking at her nemesis, Paco! She certainly is a pretty cat. I like the composition of Izzy sitting on the arm of the chair. She really looks good against the colors. You also did a great job with her coloring. I have such trouble with animals that have a lot of black in their fur. I'm sure Izzy is loving the fact that Paco is away and she gets undivided attention and can eat her food in peace! :-)ReplyDelete
AH, thank you guys - I find it really hard to paint my own animals! I photographed this really wet - the white spots on her fur are reflections!ReplyDelete
Just beautiful. I love what Nancy wrote about cats and their perch, so true. Kelley, I really like the overall composition, love that the negative space dominates Izzy and I really like the long brushstrokes in the background to compliment Izzy's furriness...hope that makes sense.ReplyDelete
Priceless!! What a beauty.ReplyDelete
Great! A very realistic look to how you painted this.ReplyDelete
I just adore the brown patch on her face!