Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Animal Wednesday - a Cat and Birdhouse

This cat is the start of the third part of my little triptych - dog in the middle and canary on the one side. Cat will be on the left side. I haven't drawn cats much and am a bit worried about the color. I want a black cat...but perhaps marmalade will work also. We'll see how it all works out.



We had these gourds outside as birdhouses and I took them down to clean them up. This one was beyond repair as an actual birdhouse so I pasted and glittered and glued and embellished. Fun if not gorgeous. But I was proud of myself - I really got into the gourd decorating and of course found a site that sells gourds....and gourd accessories...and I didn't buy a thing!!! The other one (not shown here, packed up as a present for a friend) I did with natural colors using some rubbed on acrylics - it came out beautiful and glowing.

14 comments:

SPORTS said...

Very good!

Teri said...

I love the idea and can't wait to see the finished piece! Since I am a vet tech and a cat person, my perspective is technical, of course. Cats eyes are not like dogs eyes and I think the pupils need to be not so dilated to look cat-like...

Teri said...

Love the gourd and the little flowers look like lace.

marianne said...

He looks like a friendly cat!
Black is beautiful (but difficult) I know......
Love the puppy on the side It is a shih tzu like my Koekie and Snuffles!
hug >M<

Teri C said...

Nice cat and great idea, but that gourd house is beautiful!!

HAW

Debra Kay said...

HAW-at first I thought the puppy was Snuffles. I love the gourds and the kitty.

studio lolo said...

Great start on the kitty! I love painting black cats. I think I've posted one before. Hint: remember to underpaint with blues or violets and to use blues or blue-grays as the shiny coat parts :)

You probably already know that :)

HAW!!!

Mim said...

Lolo - I didn't know that AT ALL. thanks for the hint. The first watercolor coat looks awful and I am about to start this little fellow again.

thanks all,

sukipoet said...

Well Kitty is coming along. Gourd is goudeous. Are you to host E and E after me???

caseytoussaint said...

I love that kitty face!

Cestandrea said...

Mim , this looks as if it had grown like that! Very beautiful..
And the cat looks wise and whimsical:)

Lynn said...

sweet kitty and lovely gourd...your friend will cherish her gift. You are very talented in many ways Mim...

studio lolo said...

Mim...if I enter you in the drawing twice I can spell your name frontwards for one entry and then backwards for the second entry. hee-hee :D

Mim said...

yes lolo
first me, me, me then

em, em, em (miss)