Wednesday, October 7, 2009

SUNKISSED

8x8 oil on canvas panel
Another little painting for James Parker's blog. I was a little late with my submission, but James posted it for me...thank you Mr. Parker! The photo reference for this painting was delightful to work with; however, photographing this particular painting and getting it ready for posting proved to be very problematic. I don't know why the colors are so washed out...oh, well I tried.

I've not been the best blogger lately, but hope that you know that I appreciate your visits and comments. I would like to add a slide show of more pets posing with their paintings; however, for the life of me, I cannot figure out how to do it. If you know how and don't mind sharing the "slide show secret", could you please e-mail me? :-)




18 comments:

Tweedles -- that's me... said...

Angela this is so beautiful!
You captured the softness of her fur- and not only that- its so spectacular, we can almost hear her purring!

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Beautiful kitty painting Angela, makes me want to pet this pretty feline!!!

Sheila said...

ooooo..... so warm and fuzzy... now I need a nap.

AutumnLeaves said...

Angela, this is one beautiful (and fat! LOL) kitty! You can create a slideshow in photobucket.com (click the slideshow tab and follow the instructions, fairly easy). Then you just use the proper link as you would were you to post a photo to post the slideshow. (Hope that helps...)

Judy Mackey said...

Beautiful Angela, the kitty really looks sunkissed.

Art with Liz said...

I haven't a clue on slide shows Angela, but love the cat! Absolutely purrrfect.

Edward Burton said...

This is absolutely beautiful, Angela. The quality of light you captured and the softness of the cat's fur is wonderful!

julie davis said...

So sweet, Angela--you really conveyed the peace of a cat in the sun.

Gwen Bell said...

This kitty has such a Zen quietness to her. The style of the painting, the position of the body, everything strikes me as beautifully Oriental. Love the way you suggested details but left them to our imaginations. Really lovely!

sam said...

very nice Angela,soft and fluffy cat)

Nancy Medina said...

Gorgeous work Angela - you are on a Mac, right? I haven't figured out the IPhoto slideshow thing yet, but we did take a class and it LOOKED easy. heh heh.
xoxoxox

Michelle said...

This is so beautiful Angela! Thank you for painting my wonderful cat Lurkie! :)

Angela Elledge said...

Thank you all. I cringe, literally shudder, when I see the quality of this photo, ugh! Never think you can photograph a wet painting, especially one that has such a sharp contrast between lights and darks. We've been experiencing a very wet fall, which makes for slow drying time on my canvases, but this one will definitely get rephotographed asap.

Thank you for your e-mails and suggestions about the slide thing. Jay is on to figuring out the technical stuff so I can just paint, teach, do laundry, and of course clean house :-)

Nancy, I'll let you know if he's going to do it on IPhoto. I happen to like IPhoto, but he prefers Lightroon -- do you have L.R.?

Michelle, I'm happy to know Sunkissed is actually Lurkie, love the name!!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Beautiful painting Angela! The light coming through the fur makes him look so soft...great job!

Ann Rogers said...

Angela, I can hear this cat "purring" right now...beautiful job! I haven't been able to get the Picassa slideshow to work either..at least that's where my iPhoto photos are stored...sorry, can't help!

Hellenne Vermillion said...

This is very beautiful. I think you captured the calm, quiet meditative spirit of this cat.

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becky joy said...

This is beautiful. Very nice work and lighting.