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K Taylor-Green
10-08-2005, 02:32 PM
Something new. Just finished this for a local exhibit. The ref came from the RIL, a beautiful offering from Crias(thanks, Cathy).
11 x 14, assorted softies on velour paper. C&C always welcome!

Orchidacea
10-08-2005, 03:30 PM
Beautiful, Kate. Kingly indeed! As a Leo, I highly approve your choice of subject matter :).

Kathryn Wilson
10-08-2005, 03:55 PM
Wow, Kate, what a beautiful painting. It looks so soft to be real - like I could reach out and feel that fur. Yikes! The eyes have it.

Do you work on velour much? I've done it and love it, but it is very unforgiving, so even more kudos to you!

K Taylor-Green
10-08-2005, 04:40 PM
LOL, Kim! Thanks for the comment. I'm a Virgo on the cusp of Leo. Aug 25

Kat, I learned pastels on velour, so was totally innocent as to it's unforgiveability. Hey, if it was good enough for Leslie Harrison, it was good enough for me. :rolleyes: Practice made it work for me, and I really love it, as well as sueded mat board. Love Wallis paper,too! :D I think the different surfaces produce different results.

Bringer
10-08-2005, 05:31 PM
Hi,

Wonderfully done. That greyish beige gives a sense of skin. The eyes are quite well, giving the necessary expression - afterall eyes are the main key for a portrait, I think.
I may get the book « Painting animals that touch the heart» for Christmas (already gave the hint ;-) ). I sure would like to try animals, but find them too hard.

Best regards,

José

ExpressiveAngie
10-08-2005, 06:44 PM
Awesome, i wouldnt get this close normally and its just breathataking to do so!

CindyW
10-08-2005, 06:49 PM
Kate, the eyes are hypnotic and striking and just gorgeous! Beautiful painting!
Cindy

John B
10-08-2005, 06:59 PM
Wonderful painting, the eyes look deep into your soul.

John

kordelia
10-08-2005, 07:06 PM
THIS is a pussycat!! that muzzle is just crying out to be stroked!!! :clap: (velour?? gotta look into that....).... why, tho, are the hairs on his chinny-chin cut across horizontally???? just the picture, i hope.... i LUV the muzzle... and the hangy down hair on our right.... he's GORjus.... (do you see where i am a cat person???) good job, congratulations! :clap:

johndill01
10-08-2005, 09:23 PM
Kate, a great painting. The eyes have it! I also like to work on velour paper, at least for certain subjects.

John

M Douglas
10-08-2005, 09:27 PM
WOW :clap: wonderful painting. I love those eyes.

Melodie :cat:

Nancy Leone
10-08-2005, 09:45 PM
Magnificent!

Beanie
10-09-2005, 05:09 AM
This is just amazing, Kate. This is a lion with attitude! Just beautifully done.
:clap: :clap: :clap:

Paula Ford
10-09-2005, 09:38 AM
Outstanding!!

Paula

K Taylor-Green
10-09-2005, 11:18 PM
Thanks,all of you, for great feedback!

Jose, You will love Leslie's book!

I delivered this piece, along with two others today, to Jackson, Ohio for the annual Foothills Show. The opening reception is this Thursday evening. I guess we will see!

Mikki Petersen
10-10-2005, 12:25 PM
Beautifully rendered! Such nice crisp detail...hard to believe you got that from velour paper. Those eyes are very involving...

Mikki

Rose Baggs
10-10-2005, 03:41 PM
Kate..this is a great painting..like others already said here...I love the eyes too!!! Good Luck on the show!