Sunday, October 4, 2009

Michelle's Cat

I never knew until I saw Gwen Bell's painting, that this is Michelle Burnett's beautiful cat, Figaro.

This is part of James Parker's challenge blog - some of the cats he put up for this challenge were great, but I do think Michelle's cat came out as the number one choice for many.

This is my painting of him.

21 comments:

Saundra Lane Galloway said...

Liz, I love Michelle's Cat. He seems so smug and happy with life! Just as a cat should be!! You are so good with animals! So happy to have you back voicing your thoughts on my blog!!

Charlene Brown said...

You've captured his blackness perfectly -- as well as the on-going annoyance of having ANOTHER bunch of gawkers admiring him.

n. rhodes harper said...

He is beautiful. You captured the expression of his eyes so well. You can just see the serious stare that cats have. I really like the bold brush strokes as well.

Sharon Wright said...

Hi Liz, Amazing cat, amazing portrait, not to be ignored! Love all your animals, you always capture their unique-ness.
Congratulations on getting selected,too, which is always an achievement. We do not know the judges beforehand at HAS so cannot paint to their preferences. It's hard!

Judybec said...

He's extremely beautiful!!! well done composition and colors!

Carolann said...

Cats are really difficult to do, they have unique features to capture, you have nailed it. Well done.

Arti said...

I missed that challenge this time...but yes, I have seen this black cat by many artists.He does have something about his look!Great job, Liz.

Ramesh Jhawar said...

Beautiful!

Sheila said...

Wow Liz! Michelle's cat turned out beautifully! You should paint more cats.

AutumnLeaves said...

Michelle is such a sweetheart, isn't she? Great job on her kitty too! You've caught that somewhat haughty disdain the our feline friends seem to settle on us with that bored gaze!

Pablo (yo) said...

Great blog!!
If you like, come back and visit mine: http://albumdeestampillas.blogspot.com

Thanks,
Pablo from Argentina

Art with Liz said...

I'm glad I could get through to you Saundra and thanks for the comment. He is a beautiful cat, isn't he? I imagine Michelle really spoils him.


Hi Charlene and I think you are so right about the attitude!! Thank you.

Art with Liz said...

Thank you Nancy - I'm not a 'cat' person although I love all animals, but this was really fun to paint - maybe the arrogance says it all!


Hi there Sharon - thank you. As for the judging, we also don't know who they really are and what they look for and because they change every year, you can't second guess what they like!

Art with Liz said...

Hello Judybec! Thank you so much.


And thank you Carolann - you are so kind!

Art with Liz said...

He is a great looking cat isn't he Arti? Hope you catch the next one - there are so many challenges out there, but I guess that gives us lots of choice of what to paint.


Thank you so much Ramesh - I really appreciate your comments.

Art with Liz said...

Hello lovely Sheila - more cats? I still have so many dogs to paint!


Dear Autumn Leaves, you are so kind and so right about the disdainful look cats bestow on us humans!

Art with Liz said...

Hi Pablo, so nice of you to visit and you have a very interesting blog even if I can't understand it! Will be popping over to see you.

LSaeta said...

Wonderful painting Liz! I love his expression.

Mineke Reinders said...

You always bring out an animal's personality so well. I love the sheen on this cat's fur. Great work again!

Michelle said...

Hi Liz, you did a wonderful job on Figaro! You captured the eyes perfectly.

Gwen Bell said...

Congratulations on your award winning painting! Just saw the results on James' page. Great job!