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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!
10-08-2005, 03:30 PM
Beautiful, Kate. Kingly indeed! As a Leo, I highly approve your choice of subject matter :).
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!
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.
10-08-2005, 05:31 PM
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.
10-08-2005, 06:44 PM
Awesome, i wouldnt get this close normally and its just breathataking to do so!
10-08-2005, 06:49 PM
Kate, the eyes are hypnotic and striking and just gorgeous! Beautiful painting!
10-08-2005, 06:59 PM
Wonderful painting, the eyes look deep into your soul.
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:
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.
10-08-2005, 09:27 PM
WOW :clap: wonderful painting. I love those eyes.
10-08-2005, 09:45 PM
10-09-2005, 05:09 AM
This is just amazing, Kate. This is a lion with attitude! Just beautifully done.
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10-09-2005, 09:38 AM
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!
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...
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!
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