View Full Version : Portrait of Pudney James

05-21-2001, 07:20 AM
This is Pudney James ,
Watercolours on Saunders paper, 10 by 14 inches,

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05-21-2001, 07:47 AM
Comparing paintings can be treacherous, but I would like to reference the "locked chain link" that domsato just posted, in which colors enter from the edges and cross the painting with rythm(sp) and vitality engaging in tension relationships that are breathtaking. Even though the subject is locks and fences and chains, one gets a big sense of freedom and release from the domsato work, and one gets a sense of confinement from this equally well painted one.
While we do feel wonder and peace from the cat's pose, the painting as a whole gives a sense of no escape, and I think that is because it is more about the cat than about the painting, or about the experience of the viewer.
I looked at this for some time and admired the skill of the artist in each flower and in the animals fur.

05-21-2001, 08:33 AM
Ahhhhhhhhhhh Sweet kitty, http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/angel.gif You've won me http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/biggrin.gif

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05-21-2001, 10:11 AM
This is one of the nicest paintings I've ever seen you do, Rod. Totally captured the true "cat" look.

Your critique of this is wonderful and dead on for me. I wish I had your knowledge and verbosity when it comes to critiquing.

<FONT face="Script MT Bold"><FONT COLOR="#AB4835"><FONT size="5">Roan</FONT s></FONT c></FONT f>
<FONT COLOR="#8A1010">"Chuireadh e na searraich bho dheoghal." --</FONT c>
<FONT size="1">It would put the foals from sucking.
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05-21-2001, 11:00 AM
Wonderful painting! Looks like that tail is going to flip around any second...


05-21-2001, 04:31 PM
i think the sticks, tall grass blades and line in back are important in this picture

05-21-2001, 05:33 PM
Originally posted by Roan:
This is one of the nicest paintings I've ever seen you do, Rod.

Rod..I think so too! Very nice texture and details throughout. I also like the way you've left the edges of this painting.

There is a satisfying degree of "finish" in this watercolor..would like to see it matted and framed...

(I've edited my post a bit). (have to be careful sometimes)....I have to remember that not everyone will share my sense of humor) http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/wink.gif I like your painting very much Rod.

[This message has been edited by MichaelRH (edited May 23, 2001).]

05-22-2001, 05:53 PM
Interesting comments!
Beautiful painting, Rod. Love the play of textures especially.

"Wherever you go.. there you are."

05-22-2001, 05:55 PM
Lovely! (and I don't like cats!!)

*doing the deevaa dance*

05-22-2001, 06:01 PM
WOW, this is great.


05-22-2001, 08:13 PM
I can't critique something with a cat in it!!!!
I love all cats. Kitty is done so good though it makes me wanna pet that fur!
Great job!

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05-22-2001, 08:26 PM
Yes Rod, it is very well done. Pudney looks so very soft and, as someone said earlier, his tail looks like it is going to flick any second http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

Why do I make it so hard?

05-23-2001, 12:31 AM

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05-23-2001, 12:43 AM
This thread has to be saved for archival purposes. Future historians will need it to understand. Revealing comments and critique unlike any I've seen made on seriously provocative work. Rod, I wonder what prompted this deluge?

Anyway, this is a difficult watercolour to execute with all the tightly painted details. I admire your skill. Very well painted. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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05-24-2001, 11:26 AM
Rod, this is just unbelievable. I don't have words to express this painting. It's just marvellous.


05-24-2001, 11:56 AM
Hot sun streaming down, baking the stones. Silence, except for the insistent drone of a lone fly, the prey. The great hunter waits, patient and still, for his prey to come closer, closer. His narrowed eyes and relaxed posture might fool the untrained eye into believing him sleepy, unaware. Not so. For at the precise moment that his prey comes a bit too close, his tail will twitch, muscles tauten. Adieu, Monsieur Fly.

Great painting! http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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05-25-2001, 12:24 AM
I love the eyes! As if they are about to close... This one certainly draws the viewer in and holds us there. Nice mix of finish and looseness...

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05-25-2001, 04:28 AM
Thankyou all for looking and your comments.
I enjoyed painting this one, I was pleased with the results,

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