Kitty Face 6" x 6" oil on Gessobord


I just played today. Made a mess of a cowboy painting (which I'm not showing) and enjoyed painting another kitty face. I managed somehow to break the tip off my palette knife, so I need to go shopping tonight to be ready for Sunday.
Thank you all for the birthday wishes!

13 comments:

n. rhodes harper said...

Susan, I love your kitty(s). Wonderful! When is your birthday? Mine was the 21st. No wonder I like you so much, we are zodiac sisters! I just check my site and the feed was working. I don't know what dtds are. Did you go to the side bar and click on my email sign up? Try again and let me know. Thanks for your comment about the painting. Nancy

Pattie said...

Nice kitty! I love the dark background and the shadows you created! Hope you two have the greatest day tomorrow. Happy Birthday!

Dianne Mize said...

I turn my back for one day and you go having a big birthday and doing two beautiful paintings of kitties. These cat paintings, both of them have a life in them to be envied by many an critter painting.

And belated happy birthday. I know all those who know you would join me in saying we're so glad you were born.

Deborah Ross said...

Happy birthday, Susan! I love the brushstrokes on your kitty paintings, they look like what I'm trying to achieve. This little guy is a twin for my Cooper. And he looks like he's looking out the window at a bird.

Regina Calton Burchett said...

What a sweet looking cat! Guess it wasn't from life, eh? How did you do those whiskers? Happy Birthday!

johnnie said...

Happy Birthday, lady! Enjoy your day

I love this painting of the kitty ~ if he was gray instead of orange he'd be a twin for MY Cooper (hey, Deborah)! Beautiful...chocolate Kahlua cake? you know how to LIVE!!

Ann Reyes said...

Oh, Susan, I just loooove the kitty! You're just so good! And, Happy Birthday again! Hope it was a wonderful day.

Susan Carlin said...

Hi Ya'll! Today's my birthday- July 26th- so Dianne, there's nothing belated about your greeting, and THANK YOU! Regina, to "paint" the whiskers, I just scraped through the wet paint down to the white surface with something sharp. On these two I used the blade of a palette knife, but I've used a curtain hook and an ice pick before, too. It's a fun, final flourish! Deborah and Johnnie both have cats named Cooper- cool. I've never painted my own kitties, Joel and Millie. Guess I oughta!

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday to you!
Happy Birthday dear Susan,
Happy Birthday to you!

Amy Sullivan said...

Nice kitty's !
Happy Birthday to you!
Looking forward to tomorrow.
Amy

E. Floyd said...

I really love this one! You captured the expression so well!

Bonnie Mann said...

Susan, I love the kitty. Is this a palette knife painting? Boy, did you capture the life in the eyes! And yes! You should paint your own kitties!

rob ijbema said...

i can't resist cats,this so well painted susan,the fur works a treat.
so fresh and simple,wich is so hard to do...