Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Mix It Monthly - Theme Pets






































Mix It Monthly's theme for this month's art is pets. I have 3 cats, a dog, 2 horses and a goat. I took pictures of all of the inside pets and I liked the one of this cat best because her coloring suited the colors that Conny wanted us to use. This cat's name is Target because that is where I found her. Most of my pets are foundlings. Target was only 3 pounds when I found her and she was very hungry. She is still loves to be outside and I thought that she would look perfect in a garden setting. The background started out with a gelli plate background with leaves but I covered most of that up when I did watercolored over the background. I went back in with a stamp and did some more leaves mixed in with the flowers. Below the drawing is the photo that I took of Target. You cannot tell in the photo but Target is a Calico. I tried to put her pretty jewel colors in the painting even though you cannot see them well in the photo.




I got another photo op this morning and now you can see her pretty colors with this photo!

16 comments:

Fritzeline Farbenfroh said...

What a lovely cat...and you have painted her view in such a beautiful way :-)

A wonderful work. I love it!

Claudia

Pia Rom said...

Nancy what a fantastic painting of your cat! Seems she is a very special and lovely cat!! Love her detailed nose and mouth area and the colorful gardenbackground! Fabulous!! Love your are making art with us on Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

Netty said...

Loving your wonderful cat painting.
Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Alex said...

You painted your cat so beautifully! A wonderful expression of your love to her!

Yvonne. said...

Wonderful painting of your cat. You have captured the eyes so well.

Rein said...

You have painted a wonderful cat!

Joanne Huffman said...

Love your cat portrait - very well done.

sheila 77 said...

What a very sweet cat - both the painting and your real cat. I like her garden too with the pretty blue flowers.

My name is Erika. said...

Awesome kitty-both in your art and your photo.

theartfuljourney said...

Oh, I love your sweet kitty with the little feetsies!

Zafaran Art and Words Zone said...

She looks awesome! The pic is lovely as well as the background!

artatag said...

Lovely painting of your cat, great details!

libbyquilter said...

i absolutely adore the folk art look of this painting~!!~

and Target is beautiful too~!

:-)
libbQ

Miriam Schulman said...

this is a really great cat painting Nancy! (and I bet the photo doesn't even do it justice)
--Miriam Schulman

Sirkka said...

You have such a sweet cat Nancy! I love your painting of him. Take care:)

LonettA said...

Really a lovely cat! Your portrait is beautiful! Wonderful eyes!