Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Old Ginger

Sometimes I think I've taken on too much. I teach fabric painting three times a week, attend art class on Tuesday nights and our art group on Friday mornings. And now I've taken on the library at our local Art Society as well as the responsibility for the data base - lots of computer work.

Plus there have been soooo many cricket games to watch and from the 18th we are hosting the Indian Premier League which means another weekend at the Newlands Cricket Ground.

And then I said I would do the paintings for the Art for Animals project and donate them to DARG. I feel the pressure building! But, when I finally sat down today to finish the second painting, I enjoyed the peace and quiet of my little art room. So now I know what to do – go and just sit there, whether you do anything or not, and things will happen.

This is an elderly cat whom I have called ‘Old Ginger’ as all he has is a number – no name! He is not a pretty gentleman, but like all cats, shows an aloofness and disdain that came out clearly in his photograph. I’ve tried to show that here as well. My second DARG painting.



18 comments:

Megha Chhatbar said...

This is so cuteee...:) The color scheme and shades are perfect...:) Details are very nice Liz! :)

Sharon Wright said...

You have captured his disdain absolutely brilliantly. Very nice painting.

Ajay Patil said...

Its not too much till you enjoy it. good work

L.Holm said...

Zowie, you're busy! The colors are lovely, and he looks like a dignified old soul. There's something iconic and timeless about him--sphynx-like. I like the flip of his tail. Good luck w/the database & the cricket tournie.

Carolann said...

Hi Liz, You have caught that look of personality and air of disdain that this cat has. My cat is the same.

Jo Ann Elig said...

Hi Liz This portrait of Old Ginger defiantly says, "I am the king". I like the colors you have chosen for the background. It fits nicely with his coloring.

SassyDog said...

He does look like an old man with lots of wisdom and many stories to tell. The painting captures him very well!

Marian Fortunati said...

Good things come to those who do good!!!
Be proud of yourself, Liz but
just don't overdo!!

Cathy Gatland said...

Whew, Liz, I'm awed by how much you take on - and cricket too (my life comes to a virtual standstill on cricket days)! This cat looks so gentlemanly and dour - what good work, and if you find peace and quiet in it all the better.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Beautiful!Loved the usage of contrast colors.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Megha, I actually battled with the colours and he is a bit lighter than I've portrayed. Oh well.


Hi there Sharon, thank you for the visit and thank you for the compliment. Really appreciated coming from you.

Art with Liz said...

What you say is true Ajay, and I do enjoy what I do.


Hi Liz, and thank you, thank you, thank you. Watched SA beat Austrialia at Newlands last night!

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Carolann. He did have a bit of a disdainful look on his face - maybe he got the whisky award!


Oh so nice to hear from you Jo Ann. The background I changed twice from a brownie green to blue and then to this one as the others just threw the ginger look of him quite out.

Art with Liz said...

Hi SassyDog (Becky), thanks for the visit and yes, I think he would have lots of stories to tell, but not that many good ones alas! Love your blog.


Ah Marian who seems to be constantly on the move, thank you so much for that - pace yourself the wise ones say!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Cathy, it's not that much reeeeaally! Thank you for your lovely kind words. Watched SA and Aus at Newlands last night - great game!


Hello Ramesh, coming from you that is a wonderful comment - thank you so very much. (IPL starts next week!)

Sheila said...

What a great story and lesson for us to either learn or remember. Sometimes when we're so overwhelmed, let the flow bring you to the place you should be.

Much hugs to you and thank you for spending some of your precious time to help cute and grumpy kitties.

Carol said...

Nothing will get this kitty down! Hope he finds a home.
Oh Liz, you will just have to watch less cricket!!! (awaiting the steam rising over yonder!) Smile and it all comes right in the end - hope so anyway as I am feeling the strain too!

Art with Liz said...

Ah Sheila, it's so nice to have you back. And, as always, my thanks to YOU. Hugs.


I think you and I are in the same boat, Carol! Did you see the steam!!!