aceo, animals, cat, domestic animal, gretchen del rio, kitty, meditating, mystic, spirit totem animal, watercolor
watercolor aceo 9/2013
Adrift in a mermaid dream swimming in a metallic sea.
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Pure sweetness in a striking resemblance to one of my kitties … Lilac and gold add a wonderful touch.
Thank you Carmen. Hug that kitty.
this is the sweetest… you have an amazing empathy for animals. it shines in your work!
Thank you. I really feel the animals and their contours just like I am touching them. It is interesting to me to hear about what you see.
Sweet is indeed the word! Something about it (the pose and the contrast with the metallics, I guess) makes it seem to my eye vaguely Klimt-y. This is both fun and beautiful, and I like it alot! You really capture that way cats have of almost spiraling when they curl up.
Thank you so much for your insightful comment. I love the way cats contort their bodies when they nap. The joints do things that amaze the eye. And then are up and alert in a moment. I had a beautiful cat who lived 22 years. She wasn’t stiff until the last.
I love this kitty…. Love the metallic paint and texture it provides!!! Beautiful!! 😊
Thanks Bren. Daniel Smith watercolor metallics. They are the best I have found.
Can’t wait to try them! I often like to paint art for children’s nurseries and I think the metallic paint would create a very nice texture and interest…that is, if I do it correctly! lol… My biggest problem is over working my paintings! Knowing when to add another layer without messing up what I have already painted.
You are describing the artist’s dilemma. Just paint. Don’t judge and you will be much happier. I know….easier said than done. Put a stack of ready to go watercolor paper on your table. Paint. Don’t spend more than an hour on each one and just keep going until you are sick of it. Then put them in a drawer and don’t look at them until the next day. These paintings are not precious. Keep on going.
Thanks Gretchen. Great advice! I do love to just paint and paint and paint…:) I will try not to be so critical or take myself too seriously… wonderful idea to just put them away, too. I do find that the less time I spend on a painting the better…. I tend to keep going back in…BIG mistake! LOL! Thanks again! Can’t wait to see what you will do next… I’m sorry to hear that you were unwell….hope you are feeling better. I think your small paintings are beautiful and so inspiring!!
Pure poetry: both poem and your comment. Lovely!
Whoops! I meant to say both painting and your comment. Time for coffee, huh?
Typos and such are part of the blog language. I read what you had intended and thanks for the great comments always.
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