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idahogirl
05-27-2001, 11:05 AM
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This is a painting I am working on and am really bogged down. Am open to any suggestions to improve it.

Thanks,

Dee

idahogirl
05-27-2001, 11:08 AM
Here is my reference photo... Look forward to any and all suggestions.

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Thanks,

Dee

JeanineJ
05-27-2001, 11:10 AM
Tough angle to capture... My guess is front legs are too long??? Once you are satified with basic form, then go in and add details - especially highlights in light and accents in shadow - to bring this cute kitty and your painting alive...

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jerryW
05-27-2001, 01:25 PM
a great interpretation.
the arc at the top just works because of the arcrch of the body and echoed arc of the tail.

Sandi
05-27-2001, 02:00 PM
Interesting piece! I feel like he's underwater for some reason... kind of a surreal feel to this.
I think if you straighted his right forearm from the body, and arch his inside belly a bit more towards his outside, and subdue the colors of his further body and contrasted more his front, and mass the log (curb) width wise as well as highth so we understand why his rump is higher, then bring out the lightest lights and darkest darks and richest colors in the focal point, subdue the flowers out of their loud white, & you'll be just fine. http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif Perhaps glow his immediate path in the focal area, with a nice body shadow rippling over the tundra...

I hope this helps.

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Pen
05-27-2001, 02:13 PM
I love the cat! I think the angle formed by the cat's body and the underside of the tail is off though. It does not coincide with either the ground colors to the left of the cat or the colors in the upper portion of the picture. I'd perhaps bring the upper blue color down under the tail section a bit, so the cat would look more "separated" from the background. Cool kitty though... http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif

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TeAnne
05-27-2001, 06:09 PM
Cooooooooooool kitty http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/smile.gif The cat looks like a racoon (Not your painting) dont you think? http://www.wetcanvas.com/ubb/evilgrin.gif He is beautiful. Whats his name?

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idahogirl
05-29-2001, 12:05 AM
Thank you all for the helpful suggestions and comments. The kitty doesn't have a name I know of. Maybe I should have given him/her one.

Thanks again,

Dee