Monday, February 18, 2008

Billie

artist rita fosterThis is a portrait of my cat Billie. Growing up, I only ever had dogs as pets so I was never into "cat art" before but then a couple of years ago I rescued this homeless stray kitten and thought she was just adorable. She has grown up to have quite an attitude at times though and sometimes her facial expressions just crack me up. I end up wanting to paint these crazy pictures I take of her. I'm sure there will be many more to come!

5X7"-3/4" Thick
Oil on Canvas






9 comments:

  1. I really really like this painting!! You do such a great job painting all the fur, I love the super-realism it achieves. I also really like how you painted the whites on her fur, there is still a lot of color in there. I also like how you've kinda made this contemporary close up of portrait of a kitty, it's really effective. Okay, I'm done gushing, great job.

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  2. thank you so much for your kind words Sarah. They mean a lot! I love painting pet portraits. I'm working on a commission portrait right now that I'll be posting within this up coming week. Still can't wait to see yours though.

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  3. Love the shadows and dramatic composition. I checked your auction site, and thought the coffee maker was a painting originally!

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  4. This is absolutely beautiful. I hope you do more of this lovely textured realism. Very enjoyable portrait!

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  5. There is so much expression in that cat's face! Amazing!

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  6. hola, bueno vi de casualidad tu blog y solo queria decir q el trabajo q haces es muy bueno me encanta la del gato, saludos y suerte en todo.

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  7. Rita,
    You paint beautifully! I wish I had half your tallent with a paintbrush,LOL but I best stick with the camera.. Thanks for sharing.

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  8. Oh thank you all so much! I'll be painting some more portraits of Billie pretty soon. Hopefully she'll look a little "friendlier" in the next one. ha ha!

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