Wednesday, December 15, 2010

ART WORK Done while on cruise 11-2010

The first one you have already seen and was posted on My Laundry Room Studio, Wanda's Art Challenge.

Raccoon based on photo taken by Abe Lincoln. Used by permission.


This is the only water color I did as the vibration of the ship, tho' not excessive, was just enough to make my hand shake more than usual.  The unusual thing about this painting is that it was my first try at doing something out of my head -- that is, no copying from another photo or picture.  Need more practice at this and some touch up could still be done.


 This was also done for Wanda's Art Challenge .  My main concern here was to make the water look like water.I also love pilot/tug boats and Wanda's topic was boats.


 This was based on a photograph from Notes From the Rookery. Used by permission.  I saved this photo for several weeks to take on the trip with me.  Thanks Danielle.



This kitten has a history.  She is named Junie and I picked her out from the shelter as a possible adoptee for my friend Evelyn.  ( I volunteer at our local cat shelter, if you are new to my blog.)  I wanted to paint her looking warm, comfortable and happy, because that's what she is in her new home.  That makes me feel warm comfortable and happy too.


But then I decided I needed one of her with her bright yellow eyes wide open because she is a bundle of energy and this painting shows her in a more typical pose.

All these paintings except the one of the girl with the black cat were done in Prisma Colors Pencils. None of them are very large, about 5x7 down to 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches.  I'm still trying to find just the right kind of paper to use for Prisma Colors. These papers were too rough for me to get a smooth painting-like finish.

I did one other, but I am saving him for ABC Wednesday for when we get to "Z" 

I am also going to post a completely different kind of painting that I did in a day or two.  I'll be interested to see what kind of a reaction I will get to this one. 


11 comments:

MorningAJ said...

You've got a great collection there. I've already said how brilliant I think the boat is. And your love of cats shines through the last two.

Well done!

jabblog said...

Lovely selection of your talent. The water is particularly good.

snafu said...

I have seen pictures in Art galleries that were not a patch on these. The the raccoon is very raccoon like, the girl with the cat is great, the water is realistic, the horses are splendid the cat looks contented. It is obvious that true talent runs in our family.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Well done.

Joy said...

A great thing to be able to do. Love the boat parting the waves.

Wanda said...

Wonderful new paintings Chris. I will post them this evening on the Art Blog.

MorningAJ said...

Thanks for the visit to my blog. I'm glad I'm not the only person who remembers 1066 "and all That". This is a Good Thing!

Morning's Minion said...

I probably don't have to tell you that the cat portraits are my favorite--that stripey Junie has such a picquant little face!

Anvilcloud said...

Since I like cats and animals, I quite like your work.

Sandy said...

Chris you have done a great job on all these. Loved seeing them.

aykayem said...

wow - that water really DOES look like water - well done!