Gizmo 2

Ginger cat

Ginger cat

This is much better, isn’t it.  As my daughter’s cat, I am very familiar with him and, in some ways, that makes it harder.  I want to see the cat I know emerge from the canvas.  His expression is much more defined now and some personality is starting to come through.  He basically is a happy little guy, though somewhat the chicken where bravery is concerned.  Hence the slightly worried face.

I wasn’t concerned about the preliminary being over bright.  I softened the orange, added the brown stripes and highlights, and  textured the fur.

There will be a few more changes after I let it sit for a bit.  I need to tone down the orange in the left side of his face, add shadows and a few whiskers, and deepen the colors in  his eyes.  I am pleased so far.

6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Mar 04, 2016 @ 20:22:04

    What a beautiful golden cat, Ruth. I like the textures you were able to create in his coat.


    • ruthsartwork
      Mar 05, 2016 @ 00:55:53

      Thanks, Leslie. I am having better luck with the animals in the acrylics. The more I think about it, I may want to take a refresher class before I tackle any architectural work again.


  2. Cindy Dauer
    Mar 05, 2016 @ 11:46:01

    Wonderfully fluffy! Love the colors in this painting.


  3. Adele Zavada
    Mar 10, 2016 @ 10:12:21

    love it! What a sweet kitty


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