View Full Version : WDE 22 January- Cactus cat and chicken

01-22-2017, 06:10 AM
Thanks for hosting Sandra, I did three tonight 4 x 6 inches on paper
The cactus garden took 40 minutes and was done with water colour pencil with detail done in black pen and highlights in white gouache. I think I like this one best
The cat also took 40 minutes and I used the same materials but went back in at the end with a bit of gouache to get some stronger colour especially in the eyes

The rooster only took 20 minutes and is all gouache


Thanks for looking. All C and C welcome

Pine Cone
01-22-2017, 06:55 AM
Exquisite! Your cat's eyes are so incredibly real, they broke my heart... Very special work...

An Artist's Life
01-22-2017, 09:20 AM
These are great! I especially like the chicken...the color combination is really nice!

01-22-2017, 09:28 AM
I like them all!:)

01-22-2017, 10:25 AM
Christine, they are all great, I will not choose a favorite, because I don't want to say that the others are not my favorite, because I can't decide which is my favorite. (Is everyone following this?) :D The cactus garden is peaceful, the cat is loving, and the chicken... well, he's a chicken, what else do we need? Fantastic lines on the garden, wonderful soft colors on the cat, and hey, there's a CHICKEN!!! Well done on all three! :clap:

01-22-2017, 10:49 AM
all three are really wonderful Christine..but ..i am like you that cacti is fab !!! tyree:wave:

01-22-2017, 11:06 AM
Love! that! kitty! face!! :) :) :)

01-22-2017, 11:25 AM
Wow, busy and all well done.

01-22-2017, 01:21 PM
:clap: Wonderful work on all 3!:clap: I find gouache so tricky - I always forget you can't just brush a clear coat of acrylic over it ( mine gets smeared and ruined).

01-22-2017, 01:22 PM
These are all terrific, Christine, but I do like that cactus garden. But the colors and compositions are wonderful in all three. The gouache chicken is so fresh and free that it really makes me want to get the hang of painting in gouache. You make it appear so effortless, but that hasn't been my experience (which is, admittedly, limited).

01-22-2017, 10:11 PM
Super cactus-scape, adorable kitty, and amazing chicken!

01-23-2017, 12:47 AM
Three winners Christine 👏 I love the cacti and the cat's eyes and the colourful cockerel equally. Great use of gouache.

01-23-2017, 01:26 AM
All 3 well done

01-23-2017, 05:42 PM
I can't pick a favourite, they are all superb! I love the composition of the cacti and the use of purple, the kitty is soo sweet and the chicken has lovely colours throughout. :)

01-23-2017, 09:30 PM
these are each brilliant in their own way...I really like that rooster!

01-24-2017, 11:13 AM
Love all Three pieces.Imelda

White Pen
01-24-2017, 11:56 AM

Cool stuff , nice job , iḿ with the rooster :thumbsup: :thumbsup: well the acupuncture cucumbers are not bad too... ;)

Cheers W.P.

01-24-2017, 01:53 PM
Lovely thoughtful sketches, Christine. For me the cat is the winner, those eyes are super. All good though.

01-25-2017, 01:20 AM
Three great drawing and I really like the cat and the chicken

01-25-2017, 03:20 PM
I like them all and I too picked two of them to do. Fun to see others, but only like to post only before seeing everyone elses or I would want to go back and change mine. Always love your work.

01-26-2017, 07:22 PM
These are all just beautiful Christine. Cactus is super but the gouaches are excellent 👍

01-27-2017, 10:20 AM
Well done - I especially love the rooster.

01-27-2017, 06:23 PM
All nice but I like the cactus best.


01-27-2017, 07:11 PM
the minute I opened your post Christine I was taken by the lovely simplicity of the Cactus Garden- the cat is lovely and I love your use of color in this piece and also in the rooster - well done!

01-27-2017, 07:22 PM
I love them all, especially the cat