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Old 04-10-2012, 05:29 AM
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One of our three cats Buffy our friendly cat (we also have a bossy one and a talkative one) is always posed by our bathroom window as thereis a birds nest within or roof directly above the window. I took this fantasticphoto and just had to paint her.


This is the second stage of under painting, furring detail next, C&C welcome oils


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Old 04-10-2012, 05:56 AM
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Wonderful start Gary and Buffy is such a pretty cat
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An incredibly fine photo and super beginning. Can't wait to see more!!
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What a stunning photo Gary. Buffy has beautiful eyes. Great start - looking forward to the progress on this one.
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oh this is really looking good already so know its gona be great when it done..LOVE those eyes. Is the background going to stay black and is this acrylics?

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Re: Buffy (cat)

Yes Robert she a beauty alright, thanks.
Thanks Bertino, Buffy is the wife fav so must painting her furrrrrfect (sorry couldnít resist)
Thank you Chammi, yes a luck snap of the camera by me, capture a lovely image of light.
Laurie, those eyes of Buffys are so beautiful I stare into them every time she comes up to my face for a nose to nose smell before Iím aloud to smooth her. Thank you too. This is oils. I think I'll keep the black, but might put a hint of surface Buffy resting on. I want all the focus on her.
Iím painting her right now; Iíll take a photo later before the sun goes.
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That eye looks fantastic Gary. Her nose looks too long though.
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Looking great so far, she is a fabulous looking cat. We have to have our fingers sniffed and washed by our cat before we are allowed her touch her royal personage.
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going to be a cracker
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Thanks Frank, Your right about the nose itís not sloping enough according to photo-shop overlap, and the ears are not far enough back, but if I tilt the head they line up great but the nose needs to slope a touch near the eye, Simple to remedy.
Thanks Lisa, yes we must obey our cats or our lives will be made hell with loud meows.
Thanks Jason, I hope so, the furring is looking good so far Iíve only done the under shadows and some back detailing.
Tried to get a good photo but no good so Iíve scanned it in, still look shinny, Iíll try again in the dark.

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Very interesting work in progress. Thanks for sharing. This is going to turn out great.
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I love the eyes!
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What a lovely cat, and you're doing a great job so far!
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The eyes...wow!!
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Thanks Jim, glad you like my approach to painting.
Peggy those eyes are much better in real life, those in the painting will be having another coat of colour to give them more zap.
Lexycat, many thanks Buffy is the first of our second generation of three cats.
Yes Kevin as I mention above they are better in real life.
Here an update, Iíve added the furring detail all over just some tweaking left on shadows and highlights. C&C welcome. A better photo too



A close up


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