Welcome to my Art Blog! I paint or draw most weekdays and sometimes finish a painting a day. I fondly call them my "Postcards from Paradise" because it's such a beautiful place the Lord made here for us.

Friday, December 10, 2010

"Soft Sleeper" Cat Daily Painting


Original oil 3.5"x5"
unframed
©2010 Diana Moses Botkin

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Fur and whiskers are fun and challenging to paint. This close-up kitten portrait gave me opportunity to work with fine lines and ragged edges.

10 comments:

Shirley Peters said...

Wow! this is a beautiful kitten portrait. I can feel the fur.

suzanneberry said...

WOW!!! diana, soft sleeper....love the title....is soooo lovely. beautifully painted, you captured the softness of the coat, just a really lovely painting!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Thank you, Shirley and Suzanne. It's so fun to hear you like this one, as I enjoy the paintings you both do very much.

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Linda Popple said...

Such a sweet kitten! I can't believe that you got so much information on such a small format! Just lovely!

Diana Moses Botkin said...

Sometimes it does feel a little crazy to put so much in such a tiny painting! Thanks for the kudos, Linda.

silvina said...

Diana, this is so precious. Absolutely adorable and beautifully painted.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

It was pretty fun to paint this playful piece instead of something "serious". And now I have the fun of reading these cat lover comments too.

Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

Lovely!

Ruth Andre said...

What a tiny and darling painted kitten. Lovely brushwork. The fur is perfect.

Diana Moses Botkin said...

The fur was an interesting challenge. I hope to try another hairy subject sometime soon!