Monday, July 4, 2016

Siamese on Pattern and Happy July 4th!

Siamese on Pattern  Oil on panel, 8" x 8,"  $285.
I take thousands of cat photos every year.  Always on the look out for inspiration:  Cat photos that enable great paintings aren't easy or plentiful...and the more cats I paint the more picky I get. 


Patriot, NFS
When a collector offered to send kitty pics, I didn't have high hopes. But the photos she sent documenting shelter cats in her care were spectacular.  "Siamese on Pattern" is the first painting from her photos and I may be (gleefully) occupied with them for a bit longer. Heartfelt thanks, Gloria Walters.


Also Happy July 4th!  (a new character cat) I'm saving "Patriot" for the open studios event at Gallery +/78th ST Studios during the RNC.



3 comments:

  1. I never get tired of your kitties, Diane. I too am always on the lookout for good reference photos of cats. It sounds like you scored big time.

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  2. Both 'Siamese on Pattern' and 'Patriot' are so striking. love your work. Next time I fly back to my folks, I need to find your gallery - need to see your exceptional paintings in person.
    Hope you had a fabulous Independence Day!

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  3. I agree with you, finding great reference photos aren't easy...I usually have to take at least 50 to get one good one!! Your Siamese painting is spectacular!!

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