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studiokatto
02-15-2017, 07:34 PM
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2017/1976318-25_OtterHosomakiMed.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/15-Feb-2017/1976318-25_OtterHosomakiMed.jpg

Otter Hosomaki, 16" x 20", Acrylics

Otters are some of my favorite animals! And I love sushi... so, tada!

I love how sea otters just float around on the ocean, almost as if they're floating on clouds, just munching on any kind of sea creature (in this case, a sea urchin).

This piece was inspired by a picture taken by the photographer DeeOtter on Deviantart . It was so nice of her to let me use her awesome picture of Eddie the Otter (thank you!).

It took a while to paint, as I had to take a two weeks break between the start and finish of the piece. I don't think I'll do that again.. it's very hard to get back into a started painting after a pause like that. I think I might just take on smaller pieces in the next little while, haha.

hardmoney
02-15-2017, 09:34 PM
That is fantastic! Very well done!

tuscanny
02-15-2017, 10:57 PM
Well done!

studiokatto
02-15-2017, 11:15 PM
Thank you hardmoney and Christel!

I just realise that I posted two images in the post.. argh. Sorry!

fedetony
02-16-2017, 09:14 AM
Yes It looks very vivid... well done :) The blue background is very nicely done too :)

Triduana
02-16-2017, 10:17 AM
Wonderful painting, I love the wet look of the fur and the rich colours in the foreground seaweed.

studiokatto
02-16-2017, 11:07 AM
Thank you Fedetony, I'm glad you mentioned the background, as it is always something I struggle with :)

Thank you Kay! I think I spent more time trying to get the seaweed done right than anything else on the painting. I didn't realize how hard that was going to be to paint, so I really appreciate your comment! :)

chammi kaiser
02-16-2017, 11:54 AM
Super painting Kathy. You really have achieved the wet look of the fur very well and I, too, find the background lovely. Well done.

studiokatto
02-16-2017, 12:52 PM
Thank you Chammi! I'm glad to see that the wet fur translated well :)

lisapencil
02-16-2017, 02:41 PM
Great work Kathy, otters are such fun creatures:cat:

Jessica_
02-16-2017, 02:47 PM
The otter is beautiful. I also love how you painted the water.

studiokatto
02-16-2017, 03:58 PM
Thank you Lisa!

Thank you Jessica. I had to paint the water three times before I got it where I was happy, glad you like it!

Bertoni
02-16-2017, 05:25 PM
A fantastically wonderful painting!! A winner!!:clap:

She-She
02-17-2017, 09:03 AM
VERY NICE!! Love that playful look. :thumbsup: Lots of pretty colours in this one.

studiokatto
02-17-2017, 11:15 AM
Thank you Bertoni and Sheila! :)