Sunday, January 6, 2013

30 in 30 - Day 5


"Mad Cat"
6" x 8"
oil on canvasboard
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This one and Day 4's were painted with a very limited palette.  I decided NOT to lay out so many colors - those blobs dry up if they aren't used in a few plus this is a challenge right?  What better way to challenge then to try to mix colors with 4 or 6 paint dobs. 
I love mixing to get purple, 
you can get some really great hues of it. 
I call this 'mad cat' because his ears were looking like he was perturbed.
His name is Tucker and he has this big mane like a lion - he is a big and fat cat.
You can see more Challenge Artists on Leslie Saeta's blog HERE.

23 comments:

Maria Randolph said...

Pattie, You really captured Tucker's mad face. Awesome! I've really enjoyed looking at what everyone is posting for the challenge...

Dana Cooper said...

Love your color choices here and the way the light moves across his face Pattie...and I'm not even a cat person!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Maria and Dana - Dana that is exactly what attracted me to this particular photo and then paint surface. I love it when a photo yells at you!

Sherri Cassell said...

What a great painting of Tucker! He reminds me of my kitty Buddy.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Sherri - this cat used to live in Kansas City...they would shave him to look like a lion in summer, he had so much fur. He would have a ball at the end of his tail and a lion's mane...outrageous!

Linda Popple said...

Fantastic cat! Love your colors!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Linda!

Susan Spohn said...

Love, love the expression on Tucker's face and the great way you have depicted his fur. I also love the background as purple is my favorite color! I painted a cat yesterday too.... but like yours better because of Tuckers expression!

suzanneberry said...

wonderful!! depth, light, shadow, all perfect!

wishing you a creatively successful new year.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Susan and Suzanne - hey...I have just finished today's painting and am so excited - this has been quite a shot in the arm for me. I realize that this past year I have been sort of OFF the radar with my ankle injury, wah wah..., but I feel like I am reborn these past few days! I appreciate your comments - they hit the spot!

Crazy Ravens Studio said...

HI Pattie, thanks for stopping by my blog. Your cat portrait makes me think of the famous "Lola" featured on the Aunt Peaches blog. They could be twins.

Barb Hillier said...

I love your brushwork! And beautiful colors! It's so much fun discovering other artist's work, one of the things I like about this challenge.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Barb - me too!

NJ Darling said...

Lovely painting. It really stands out! Very CAT!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Crazy RAven!

Pattie Wall said...

OOps, looking at the wrong person, I mean thanks NJ!

L.Holm said...

I love this cat! So well done. Lots of personality.

Cheryl Sameit said...

Wow. Such an expressive portrait! I am enjoying the 30 in 30 challenge and meeting the artists.

Kristy Tracy said...

Wonderful. I find myself leaning in towards my monitor because I feel like he wants to tell me something.

SYLVIANE said...

What a lovely cat.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Liz, Cheryl, Kristy and Sylviane!
If this cat could speak, he would say he was amazed at the number of comments here. He is a sweet boy. I am enjoying meeting so many (new to me) artists. The world is alive and wired for paint slinging this month it seems!

Karla said...

This is a wonderful painting! You've really captured the light.

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks Karla!