Friday, January 27, 2017

Sunday Watercolor 2: Michele's cats

It is Sunday and I'm here to share two watercolors from last year.

This time they are of my dear friend Michele Furguson's cats. Unfortunately I've never met them but here is what she's told me about them;

“Calvin and Hobbes were a gift from me to Tom for his birthday!  Litter-mates, found when I saw a Crayola written “free kittens” sign in my neighborhood.  They were named for Tom’s favorite cartoon series, with us 18 years, had feline diabetes, and required shots of insulin twice daily to survive it.  We really put off life for these guys ... but never would complain about it.  They were lucky to have such loving parents, and we were well loved by them, and miss them each and every day. 

After talking to Michele I adjusted the colors of  's eyes to be a bit greener but was really worried I'd ruin it by disturbing the paint too much. 

I use Winsor Newtons Artists' (- Professional as they now are called )watercolors and Daniel Smith's extra fine watercolors. The paper I use is 140lb Arches rough or fine.
I also share my watercolors and cards here:  My Instagram
If you want to see more of my watercolors, you can view them HERE or in my PINTEREST FOLDER

Have a greatday, hugs, Karin


Tanja said...

love those portraits ... you should paint my Tapldi - he's a white and grey Maine Coon with beautiful eyes

Miriam Prantner said...

Just fantastic. I love this combination of some softness in the watercoloring with details, if that makes sense.

Karren said...

Beautiful cats and beautiful watercoloring.

Indy's Designs said...

Oh, I am in love! Your friend will treasure these! I know I would!

Mellowood Gallery said...

These cat pieces are fabulous - great eyes!

Jeanne said...

Oh my goodness, absolutely gorgeous paintings, Karin! I'm sure Michele was beyond touched you did this for her precious feline friends. You did an amazing job on these. You are able to create eyes that are stunning! Wow! Thanks for sharing.

I Card Everyone said...

Karin your lovely paintings of our boys have the 'best seat in the house' and greet Tom on returning home from work daily, just like Calvin and Hobbes used to ... we love them so much - thank you again, and again, and again, for capturing their essence so beautifully! xxxx
=] Michele

My Paper Epiphany said...

Wow! Stunning! What amazing talent!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh I can just hear them purring! These are beautiful little masterpieces Karin. I'm sure Michele and Tom are very happy!!