View Full Version : I Smell a Rat

11-17-2009, 06:11 PM
One of my latest miniature paintings in acrylic. Still working on it but am getting closer to finishing. 2 3/4" x 4 1/4" acrylic. Does anyone have a better name for this painting? One person laughed for changing it to I smell a cat!! (There dog had that comment!!)


11-17-2009, 06:30 PM
i like the name and painting and i like that it the painting looks old

11-17-2009, 07:29 PM
Great job! Love the cat...she's so fluffy ~~~ nice job on the fur and her expression!

11-17-2009, 07:54 PM
How about I See a Cat!
An adorable painting, one picture worth a thousand words on such a small surface I think it's fabulous. Love the fur and the caliconess of your cat.

11-17-2009, 08:05 PM
Fantastic Finish!!!
Love the wood work on the stool and the addition of the little mouse!!
Perfect title!
Love it, especially for being so small!!

Lady Carol
11-17-2009, 09:47 PM
Fabulous. Wonderful story you are telling.

11-18-2009, 02:15 AM
Thanks so much!! Love the idea "I See a Cat!" (purplepansey thanks!) Have had so much fun getting names of the painting!! Some were very funny!!

chammi kaiser
11-18-2009, 05:45 AM
Jim. I think the title 'I smell a rat' is funny and apt. The painting is lovely - has almost a Victorian feel to it. Love the stool.

11-18-2009, 05:51 AM
I like the detail and textures.

11-18-2009, 09:51 AM
I'm always fascinated by miniatures and yours is so well done! Great title.

11-18-2009, 11:50 AM
I like the title too, and love the painting!

11-18-2009, 02:24 PM
Hi Chammi, Arlene, Steven and Michaelle-
Thanks for the posts.
Into the webs and enjoyed all the art!! The "barn work" was great!! The one of cow and the Poppies was great!! I never thought about putting in a cow with the poppies was great, Chammi! Great work!! Michaelle I really like the Goldfinch!! Good piece.
Steven I am looking forward to see your work. Have not found your work. Maybe I missed it some place. My webs are all free so check them out.
Arlene I noticed that most of your work is very warm. Love the warm paintings!! Soft style is great!
Thanks everyone for the post!! Now I need to take off and paint another painting!! Daisies is the latest pieces. Large ones 18" x 24" on a Raparound Canvas. Just flowers. Will share later. Have a great day everyone!

11-19-2009, 05:21 PM

I quit for know!! Miniatures get my eyes cross!!! Will go back to a large piece. 18" x 24" Flowers. Will share later.

Miniature is 2 3/4" x 4 1/4":cat:

11-19-2009, 09:45 PM
This is fabulous and I really like the title. You did a remarkable job with such a small area to work, I can imagine your eyes crossed but wow what you did..
That cat is beautiful and the little critter, it's all so perfect!!


11-19-2009, 11:26 PM
So well done...all have pretty much said it...just love it!!!

11-19-2009, 11:47 PM
Thanks Ellaine and Susan. I am going to let it sit for a while. May go back and touch a few places. Maybe. Anyway, thanks for the comment!! Have a great day!

11-20-2009, 11:52 AM
wonderful story, I didn't even see the mouse, I had to go back and look again! I like the penny you placed next to it to give us a reference of the size. Nicejob!

11-20-2009, 01:26 PM
Nice work!! I like all of your work but a few that hit me the most. Your pencil work of the otter was fantastic!! Like I say I like all of them. Looks like you have been busy painting and other creative things!! Thanks for posting! I am working on a boat right now. Not sure if I want to make a miniature or a small or medium painting. Thinking about a 11" x 14". The miniatures are so hard to work with. Have a great day!! Lets paint!!

11-20-2009, 01:48 PM
very well painted piece, well done.

11-20-2009, 01:56 PM
Thanks Ken!! Where is your artwork? I always like to see the artists work but for some reason I could not find yours.
Thanks again.

11-21-2009, 02:38 PM
jim, here,