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12-23-2019, 06:55 AM

Not sure if I have done this right as it is the first time I have attempted to post a painting.

If it worked this is an acrylic 10" x 12" on canvas of my cat. First cat portrait after concentrating mainly on marine art and human portraits.

If it hasn't worked, what have i done wrong?:lol:

12-23-2019, 10:41 AM
Welcome to the A+W forum, Old Git! Gorgeous cat and painting! The only thing you could try next is to post your picture slightly larger.

12-23-2019, 11:06 AM
Beautiful work and background well chosen.

12-23-2019, 03:02 PM

I love your cat! It is most expertly painted. Hope to see more from you.

12-23-2019, 05:06 PM
Thanks Christel, will get the hang of it!

12-23-2019, 05:09 PM
Thanks Loretta, the cats actual bed and blanket are very beige, making it all a bit bland, so glad you like the colour change!

12-23-2019, 05:10 PM
Thanks Kay, a couple more cats on the way, one finished and Nother nearly there.

12-24-2019, 04:41 AM
A beautiful portrait of your cat. Acrylics give such good whites. Hope you will portray more animals.

12-24-2019, 06:18 PM

12-24-2019, 09:59 PM
Thanks Penny, thanks Ginny.

12-26-2019, 01:09 AM
From another old Git that is a nice piece of work. Hope to see more of your work.

12-26-2019, 03:07 AM
Nice painting of your beautiful kitty :)

chammi kaiser
12-26-2019, 04:08 AM
A warm welcome to our Forum Richard. Nice to have you with us. Your painting cat painting is excellent. I really like the colours you have used. Looking forward to more animal paintings from you.:)

12-31-2019, 08:22 AM
Its a great work :).. I believe you aim for more exact realism and acrylics are a bit tricky for that and fur. Just a tip: You may want to make the background and base finished completely first and then the fur surface that slightly overlaps. That way you give a better hair/fur illusion as also you avoid the haloing around the subject.
Looking forward for your next wildlife art!

01-01-2020, 09:32 AM
Adorable! Love the way you've painted this kitty and I really like the composition.

01-01-2020, 10:55 AM
Thanks everyone!
Thanks Fedetony, for the advice. I'm afraid I am not particularly organised with regards to background and foreground, as I usually block in and refine.
I do prefer oils and have a recent one I will add.
Another issue I am facing is taking good photographs, I need to work on my set up.

01-03-2020, 12:18 PM
This is outstanding! I love the calm, mellow pose of Tinker. Such a beautiful cat! Well done.