giovedì 1 dicembre 2011

cat

 "cat"
 watercolour study
32 x 41cm

.......this week's watercolour lesson inspired by Marina Macolin. 




34 commenti:

Anamaria ha detto...

Beautiful, Jane! I'll try something like this with my dogs, as you once suggested. I'm curious to see the finished watercolor

Christy ha detto...

Awww, I can almost hear him purring, Jane! Nicely done.

Studio at the Farm ha detto...

I love this painting/study, Jane. You have achieved a finished look without fussy detail, almost by suggestion alone.

Sketchbook Squirrel ha detto...

This really is beautiful, I adore cats and this one looks very sophisticated. Cats tend to look very regal and this one is no exception!

Jane ha detto...

Love your style Jane.. This cat just sticking his head into the picture...wonderful and original.

Yasemin ha detto...

What a beautiful, delicate painting! I'm speechless...

jane minter ha detto...

thanks annamaria haven't painted very many animal portraits... the lesson was good practice

hi christy it was a good exercise liked it in principle ....time is limited in lessons would have liked to have spent a little more time on the initial dwg can see mistakes... thankyou

hi katharyn you're right not much detail initial wet in wet for cat fur a little dry brush and then the bg last ...thanks katharyn

hi SS thanks for your kind comment ...they really do don't they .

hi jane no credit .. a clever execrcise and good reference photo used by marina in class ..we did a very similar composition with a portrait profile...glad you like it

jane minter ha detto...

yasemin some beautiful cats appearred in class ...thankyou

Judy ha detto...

Oh this is so beautiful! I love the hint of colour in it!

Pat ha detto...

Stunning! Love the colour and tone, it all comes together beautifully to make a striking portrait. Great job xx

Lydie ha detto...

Sobre et adorable. j'aime beaucoup ton étude.

Michael Bailey ha detto...

Beautiful piece, Jane. Is this one of your cats? I have two .. a blue grey and a chocolate brown and it is amazing how their coats sometimes give off other colours.

Sadami ha detto...

Dear Jane,
ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ
Cheers,Sadami

Sandra ha detto...

Isn't it amazing what can be acheived with such a limited palette? It really is a masterpiece :0D

jane minter ha detto...

hi judy ... mix of just reds and blues ..thankyou

hi pat thanks so much for your kind comment .

hi lydie merci beaucoup.

hi michael no ... we were given a a ref photo to work from .. we used to have an incredibly beautiful grey / blue cat ...thanks

jane minter ha detto...

sadami :D !!! thankyou.

not sure about a masterpiece sandra your "sherlock" is ! ... enjoy painting with a limited palette ...thankyou.

Tito ha detto...

Wow!! Davvero magnifico questo gatto! Complimenti Jane per la grande tecnica e lo stile raffinato. Un abbraccio.

Laura Sanz Masdeu ha detto...

Magnífico retrato del gato, original composición. Felicidades!

jane minter ha detto...

ciao tito grazie mille buon fine settimana .

jane minter ha detto...

hi laura ...thankyou so much ....felicidades !

Blaga ha detto...

I love this delicate rendering of the cat! The composition is very interesting too.

suzanneberry ha detto...

i love the composition and palette. beautifully done! purrfect! sorry, couldn't help myself.

Com Tintas e Pincéis ha detto...

Very beautiful!

jane minter ha detto...

hi blaga many thanks .

suzanne :D !! thanks much appreciated

com tintas thankyou !

Suzanne ha detto...

Just beautiful!

cristina dalla valentina ha detto...

Wonderful, Jane! amo il modo in cui lo sfondo e il gatto si fondono, eppure ancora rimangono distinti! E la scelta del monocromo é veramente raffinata... Bravissima!

jane minter ha detto...

hi suzanne wasn't go to post this one mariana is a great illustrator ..thankyou !

ciao cristina grazie .. painted bg as with demo... then decided to add an additional wash to merge bg and cat

Cobalt Violet ha detto...

This is gorgeous. As always, you kill me! I swear, after taking my watercolor class (two weeks to go) I appreciate your work even more!

Just beautiful.

Harry Kent ha detto...

Sooo right for a cat! Beautifully done.

Jane Minter ha detto...

thankyou harry ..it was a class execercise ..just glipsed at your blog v. interesting .

Jane Minter ha detto...

lucinda ..hope you've signed up for another course this year .. ! ciao j

Pierre BOYER ha detto...

Great cat...
Beautifull work !

Pierre

Sergio DS ha detto...

How do you obtain the white area in the whisker?
:O

JANE MINTER ha detto...

thankyou pierre

sergio with a scalpel ...:)