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Raech
07-13-2007, 12:38 AM
This is a painting of my grandfather and our cat enjoying their Sunday morning ritual. This was done using photo references as they has been gone for many years now. Let me know what you think.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Jul-2007/110258-3729_Sunday_Morning_jpg.JPG

Lulu
07-13-2007, 01:24 AM
Raech, this is lovely and a wonderful way to remember your grandfather and cat. I especially like the play of light and the woodgrain on the table.
Great work - and welcome to WetC!

howyadoin
07-13-2007, 01:29 AM
Great piece. The parts that really grab me are the shirt and the wall in the background.

Xique
07-13-2007, 03:30 AM
Omg, terrific. I wish I had the patience to do something like this.

Mike

*Violet*
07-13-2007, 03:34 AM
absolutely beautiful !! ... a great painting capturing a lovely moment in time ... i like everything about it ... esp the depiction of light

chammi kaiser
07-13-2007, 04:49 AM
Raech. The light in this portrait is beautiful. What a wonderful tribute to your Grandfather. It is a terrific portrait and the woodgrained table is so well done.

jan409
07-13-2007, 09:18 AM
I think this is a painting that is a family treasure. I love it. The colors are wonderful, and the shadows and the lights are perfect. Jan

Linee
07-13-2007, 09:57 AM
Beautiful! And precious in the subject and pose. The composition is great!

WILT
07-13-2007, 10:01 AM
Its all been said, I love it

WILT (:^)

gaykir
07-13-2007, 10:08 AM
Exquisite!

idcrisis55
07-13-2007, 10:34 AM
Beautiful painting of beautiful memories. Well done!

plec
07-13-2007, 10:42 AM
I agree with everything said above a really excellent piece of work.
Ken..

Lady Carol
07-13-2007, 11:02 AM
What a fabulous way to remember those you loved and grew up with. The lighting (as everyone else has said) is terrific.

What size is it?

SunsetSue
07-13-2007, 05:58 PM
This is absolutely awesome Raech. Well done!

lilbelle
07-13-2007, 09:46 PM
Wonderful painting!! Love the lighting!

birdhs
07-13-2007, 10:07 PM
Glad you chose to do the hard thing : the way the light plays on the shirt and the tableis unusual. You seem to have a natural eye. There are so many ways to remember our families, I think this is a very special one.

Paulafv
07-13-2007, 10:09 PM
Great play of light and shadows. Nice painting.

NDee
07-13-2007, 10:14 PM
Absolutely exquisite. The play of shadows across his head and in the shirt are fabulous.

Raech
07-16-2007, 10:25 AM
Thank you all for your kind comments. I really enjoyed working on this one. There were many areas of challenge and I am proud of the result.
Carol, this piece is 11X16 (I think) I can't re-measure at this point because it has been accepted to a juried traveling show and I won't get it back until September.

Bobbo
07-16-2007, 07:34 PM
very touching
love the lighting too
and that little clock!

pix
07-26-2007, 08:41 AM
Its perfect . but i think the cat needs more details such as fur and more shades of colors.

swampborn
07-26-2007, 09:15 AM
This is so nice. How could you part with it? Memories-good ones of the people we love is what keeps us going sometimes. Good job!
Gail