Okay, so I know this is nothing Monarch related, apart from the fact that Molly enjoys painting Anyway, thought I'd like to just show you my latest painting of my friend's two cats, we have Cleo on the left and Tula on the right, both rescue cats that she's taken in.
Thank you so much. I painted them from photos we took recently when we visited my friend. Cleo the persian cat was easy to do but Tula was difficult as she really has a heart shaped face. It's strange how each cat's face is slightly differently shaped. I'll give it to my friend Jean next time I see her.
Marie that painting is great, what talent you have girl, especially considering you haven't done any painting for years, it must give you so much pleasure. I used to love art at school but have never carried on since but seeing where you live I think a nice seascape would be in order.
Post by ilovemotgtobits on Jan 8, 2008 10:59:54 GMT
Wow, Marie, YOU painted them? It looks very professional!! Wow, i can't paint for nuts, so this is an absolutely fantastic piece of work. I like the background colours, it ennunciates the eyes of the ginger cat, as how cat's eyes are usually ever so piercing
Thank you, just acrylics on canvas board. I'd never used acrylics before about November. Years ago it was charcoal, chauk, oils or watercolours, but I never did much painting ever, more just sketched portraits.
Well done, Marie! How I envy your talent. I think being able to paint must be fantastic - what a great way to escape and relieve stress. Plus it enables you to look at the world so much more closely and see things others don't see. Your friend will love that painting, for sure.
I do hope so Erica! She does love her cats so much. Thing is, to a non-cat person they all look the same! and to get their personal expressions in the picture, mm... I hope she can recognise them. I love painting fur or hair. I have to be really quiet and relaxed to do it, but it is good therapy. I think everyone can paint if they put a mind to it. Try, that's the main think, put yourself into it. And it was good to give the grown children a personally 'made' item as part of their Christmas pressies this year!
I think everyone can paint if they put a mind to it. Try, that's the main think, put yourself into it.
I'm afraid I have to disagree here Marie. The ability to be able to paint is something you have or don't have. In my family they all have, except me! ;D I've tried it quite lot of times at school - I had to as it was for an exam - but I never managed to get on the paper what was in my head. My newphews can paint amazing though and my grandfather, mother, grandmother and aunts and uncles too!
Perhaps you're trying too hard, just put on the paper what you like, don't try and be like any other person, you're you. You just get your expressions down as you feel. You may be trying to make your painting too photographic? Just get some colours down, mix them up and stand back. Try a straight forward object perhaps first. But you will have your own personal style.
You may be trying to make your painting too photographic?
Maybe... the problem is that that is what I want. My nephews can paint any animal so wonderful and so real that I'm always afraid they'll come to life! You won't believe it was painted by themselves, wait... I'll show you one in a minute.
Yes, they were making a magazine together with my brother. They've stopped for now though, as they are all so busy. Really hope they'll pick it up again, somewhere in the future, I loved the illustrations! ;D