Smokey

by Dorothy
(Carluke, Scotland)

This picture is painted on Daler Rowney Pastel Paper using soft pastels, hard pastels and pastel pencils. It measures 12" x 10".


I am a "cat person" and liked the expression on this little moggies face.

His eyes were a challenge but I am happy with they way they have turned out.

I am not too pleased with the background colour, I think it is a bit too pink but my original idea was to compliment the colour of his fur.

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Meow!
by: Saahi

I love it, simply perfect, 5 stars for you!

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Thanks
by: Dorothy , Carluke

Hi Everyone,

Many thanks for your lovely comments re 'Smokey' it is very encouraging to read such positive remarks.

My next cat will be my present one 'Mac' he is a champagne tabby but unfortunately was involved in a road traffic accident when he escaped from the house when he was only 8 months old.

This accident resulted in him loosing an eye, together with a fractured jaw, broken nose and most of his front teeth. I think I might use 'Smokey' to give Mac back his eye but I am not sure what to do whether to paint Mac as he is or make him whole again.

Regards,

Dorothy

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Lovely
by: Geraldine

I love the way you have done the eyes and nose

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Wow!!!
by: Linda

Eyes are very realistic . i love the painting. Wow!!!!

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capturing
by: Anonymous

ive had many cats over the years and still have one now and i must say you truly captured the cats eyes....VERY REALISTIC....and very nice

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capturing
by: Anonymous

ive had many cats over the years and still have one now and i must say you truly captured the cats eyes....VERY REALISTIC....and very nice

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capturing
by: Anonymous

ive had many cats over the years and still have one now and i must say you truly captured the cats eyes....VERY REALISTIC....and very nice

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smokey
by: betty

love your painting well done

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Smokey
by: Vicki

Very good detail. I love the eyes.

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cat
by: Mary Fraser

i envy your gift for capturing cats ..i have one that includes a cat but just can't seem to get him yet

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Great eyes
by: Anonymous

You've done really well! I've tried to paint my dog but without success.

Audrey

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