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11-16-2009, 02:22 PM
Hi everyone. Here is a new painting of mine. It features a bobcat. I have not painted fur for a while and really enjoyed the process.
I really wanted to emphasize the contrasting textures in this and chose the two main subjects for that reason.
Hope you like it 11" x 14" acrylic
cc welcome as always.
11-16-2009, 03:07 PM
You sure have done those contrasting textures very well, both the tree and the cat look so very real. Well done!
11-16-2009, 03:33 PM
This is beautiful! Thanks for sharing it with us.
11-16-2009, 03:42 PM
11-16-2009, 04:06 PM
Excellent job on the bob LOL. You really nailed the fur and those piercing eyes. Where I live in South Florida we're lucky enough to see these beauties now and then. Great job.
11-16-2009, 05:57 PM
Very nice indeed! I especially like the area of the tree that has had the bark knocked off. I always love to see realism on these forums.
11-16-2009, 06:01 PM
This is both beautiful visually and beautiful technically.
11-16-2009, 06:09 PM
You handled the contrasting textures very well. Fur is something I've never attempted and it's hard to believe this is your first in quite some time!!! Very nice!
11-16-2009, 06:10 PM
Gorgeous! Great job on the fur, eyes and the bark!!
11-16-2009, 09:20 PM
Thanks so much everyone. I think I may do another mammal before going back to birds.
11-16-2009, 09:21 PM
Wow, Ian...that is great!!
11-16-2009, 11:54 PM
WOW Ian, I love this.. stunning as usual, I expected nothing less!!
Excellent work on the fur and treebark!! Love the eyes, so realistic they look as though they see right thru you!!
Wonderful and great texture.
11-17-2009, 08:51 AM
Very well done-what a beauty!
11-17-2009, 08:59 AM
Awesome!!!! Would say more but have to go stare at this some more....you are beyond a doubt a superb artist!
11-17-2009, 11:33 AM
Ian this is a wonderful painting. There is something absolutely therapeutic about painting fur (I love painting fur)so I can imagine how much you enjoyed the process. The eyes are also just lovely particularly that colour. The bark of the tree is superb. I love everything about this.
11-17-2009, 11:46 AM
Ah, so beautiful and so ALIVE!!!! Gorgeous all along, bravo:clap: :clap: :clap:
11-17-2009, 12:07 PM
Whenever I see a new post from you, I just know to expect something wonderful.
11-17-2009, 01:07 PM
Thanks everyone. As I have said before, "you guys spoil me."
11-17-2009, 01:25 PM
this is very beautiful. I love the play between the moss and the eyes!
11-17-2009, 02:39 PM
I'm at awe of the texture on the tree, and the fur of the cat. Makes me want to reach out and touch them! Very nice work! :)
11-17-2009, 06:38 PM
Thanks so much!!
11-17-2009, 06:42 PM
incredible details as in the bark than in the fur!smooth against rough!bravo!
11-18-2009, 12:35 PM
Gorgeous as always! The tree is outstanding.
11-18-2009, 12:40 PM
Really well done!
11-18-2009, 01:55 PM
Thanks again for the great comments.
11-18-2009, 02:13 PM
Ian, when are going to come to our corner of the planet and have a show/give some lessons/do a workshop? Have you thought about submitting your work to the Christmas show at Presqu'ile?
Bobcat is gorgeous as is all your work.
11-18-2009, 06:54 PM
Anytime you would like to have some lessons let me know when. We can arrange a time. I was not familiar with the show. Ill have to look in to it.
I do the cobourg show in the summer.....thats a little closer. :)
11-18-2009, 08:31 PM
Excellent technique, great colouring, a beautiful piece.
11-18-2009, 11:13 PM
Ian, here's the blurb for next year. http://friendsofpresquile.on.ca/christmasatpresquileartsandcraftsshowc129.php
11-19-2009, 02:07 PM
Fantastic detail and so intricate! Your work always blows me away!
11-19-2009, 05:36 PM
Really like that one. I went into your web and checked them out!! Very detailed and I like the interesting back grounds!! If you have only been working for only 15 years your work is going grown quickly!! Great work!!
11-19-2009, 07:56 PM
Thanks again everyone.
11-20-2009, 08:41 AM
Absolutely stunning, thanks for sharing!
11-20-2009, 07:35 PM
Beautiful work - so realistic - BRAVO - Masterfully rendered.
11-21-2009, 08:54 AM
Ian, anytime you feel like teaching a workshop, you can do a Classroom here in the forum!
We'd love to have you show us how you build textures and paint your layers!!
There's a great sense of stillness in this painting - a sense of waiting.
The textures are meticullously painted - I'd expect nothing less!
Sooo Amazing! I hope he's purring!
11-22-2009, 11:28 PM
Thanks everyone, Maureen I may take you up on that. When do you decide the schedule for the class?
11-23-2009, 06:21 PM
It would be great Ian :D
Howard is doing one on the use of mediums right now, so if you would like any time in December that's fine - though I think you and all may be busy during that month!
How about January? Many of the classrooms ran for 2 weeks but sometimes that's been extended - depends on inclination of host and members;)
We try to make them interactive - the object being to get our 'students' to WORK!!! ;)
Really, seriously, we'd love to have you host - when it's convenient for you.
All the past classrooms are in the Information Kiosk, plus an index with links, if you would like to check some. :D
11-23-2009, 06:27 PM
Sounds good. What would you like me to teach? If I have knowledge of it, I will have no problem teaching it.
I can teach any time. December is ok, as well as January, what ever works for you it does for me also.
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