thank you, she is in reality a really pretty cat, and for all her 13 years she's as lively as a kitten still, you'd think she was only 4 or 5, but nowadays she doesn't like to go outside hardly at all unless we go out with her . She's frightened in case there are any other cats about . She rules the roost here
I only can agree with all the rest Marie, it's a great painting of Lucy It's like a photo. You don't need painting lessons at all. And when you have such an object like a cat or so, I think you better have a plain background, otherwise it all takes the attention to other things instead of the main object. At least that's how I think about it.
Okay now Marie, with that last screen cap from ILM--remember, you're trying to paint Useless, not that other image in the picture--though surely it would come out just as adorable! ;D
Your paintings are amazing--I thought at first that they were done in chalk, but then I read that they're acrylic. Very nice, especially the eyes, which I think can be particularly tricky!
We have family friends who both work in watercolors; the wife uses big, bold strokes and colors, whereas the husband's are so fine and detailed, they look almost like photographs. I've no idea how he manages to get such fine lines with his watercolors. He sometimes paints on location, but mostly from pictures. He has given us several paintings (he's also done some miniature ones--his wife's even more into minis than we are ;D) and we've purchased quite a few from him, as well. My mother has even asked him for special requests, and someday, if I have nerve enough, I'm going to ask him to do Ardverikie for me, I'm sure he'd do a splendid job!
****** Flu--your nephew's drawing is wonderful--I might venture to say that it was Rafael's as it appears those might be his initials at the bottom right corner of the picture? ;D ~K
Kristine, I do take watercolours out when I'm at the lakes with my hubby, but I get a bit cross with those, I can't put so much feeling into them and for me they end up very insipid. Years ago, it was charcoal and chauk portraits, and sketching, I enjoy pencil drawing.