Tabby oil painting on 5"x7" canvas panel


I painted this right at the end of my day today. The backlighting was in an interesting pattern, I thought, skimming across the hair between the ears like that, and I liked the way the light lit up the ears all pink, too. I also sold two small paintings I did in the Marine/Jurick workshop in March. All in all, a satisfying way to wind up the week. Tomorrow I go to Austin to pick up the three paintings I had in the Austin Pastel Society Exhibition. It's always good to see the other APS members. Even picking up paintings feels like a party with those folks.
The band we saw last night was The Belleville Outfit. Great fun Texas Swing done by six musicians who look about 14 years old. Have a good Saturday evening, ya'll!

6 comments:

Jo Castillo said...

You may or may not know that I am not a cat person. This is a great painting and the light is just wonderful.

A good week, indeed!

janabouc said...

Hey, that's my kitty Busby in this delightful painting! Thanks so much for posting about Kathryn Law. I visited her blog and was so excited to see she's on the same color study path as I and that we're both taking a workshop from Camille Przewodek (maybe the same session!). I so enjoy your blog and have to admit I'm always slightly surprised when I see your photo since from a distance we look like twins (only from a distance; close up we don't match at all though). If I can find your email address I'll send you a little photo of myself so you'll see what I mean.

A Painting A Day by Diana Marshall said...

when you paint a portrait, whether of a person or animal, you seem not only to get a wonderful likeness but also their character shines through. It's something I can't quite discribe I just feel it looking at your paintings.

Susan Carlin said...

Thank you, Jo, Jana and Diana!
Jana, you're right we do look some alike. We'll look even more alike when I freshen up the red in my hair this week! I have a cat, Joel, who looks very much like Busby and this cat I painted yesterday. I've never painted Joel, so guess I'll have to now. Diana, I'm so glad that the portraits give the viewer (you!) a sense of knowing the subject. The time I spend looking at them to paint them leaves me feeling that way, too. I appreciate your encouragement.

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BipolarLawyerCook said...

Oh, I love the ears. I have petted many a puss with their ears illuminated just like that.