Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Yay, Finally Another Coaster ...

Hello Friends,

I went to my painting class last night, and finally finished the 4th coaster of my set of six, that I have been doing for ages. I have been really slack, and not particularly interested in painting, so this one has taken time. It was meant to be a picture of my cat, Bambi, so I used this photo as a guide ...

Here is the coaster ...

Well, as you can see, my powers of duplication are not particularly good !!! Whilst it looks like a tabby, it doesn't really look like Bambi. Oh well, I tried ... I never said I was an expert !!! I like it anyway, and think it is the best one so far. I think I am getting better as I go.

Here are the four I have completed so far, with the first one being the top left, then top right, then bottom left, then bottom right ...

The next one will be a black cat, with white splodges on it's face, and white whiskers. Not sure of the eye shape or colour yet ... I will surprise myself !! Then to finish off the set, I might do a white Chinchilla type kitty ... who knows !!

I hope your week is going well so far. I have been having a nice time ... the weather has been glorious ... icy cold mornings, beautiful cool sunshiny days. Perfect (almost) Winter weather ... oh my goodness, Winter starts tomorrow !!

Just to finish off, here is a photo I took today of Bambi ... she is such a cutie !!

Enjoy your Wednesday (or Tuesday, if that is where you are still at !!)

Take care,

MEOW

26 comments:

Jamie Dawn said...

You are doing a wonderful job on those coasters.
They are very special and will be treasured by your family. Well done!!!!
Bambi sure is a cutie!

Granny said...

Have you ever seen a Walter Keane painting? Trust me, your cats are much more appealing.

Meow said...

Jamie ... thank you so much. I am really enjoying doing them. When they are finished I will give them a gold border around the edge, and lacquer them, and glue felt on their underside.
And yes, Bambi is a cutie ... although a cheeky, naughty cutie at times !!

Granny ... No I haven't seen a Walter Keane painting. I will look him up. Thank you, I hope they are appealing !!

Take care, have a wonderful day, Meow

Bossy♥'s YOU said...

those are wonderful....so very cute..

make me some..but make em fish..haha

Dick said...

Those are very good. I should hire you to make one for me of Huggy! You are welcome to winter. We are heading into summer & I like going farther south for our winters to stay where it is warmer & dryer than what I would have at home. We are having showers but it isn't very cold & I know summer will come, eventually!

Connie and Rob said...

It is so funny that you posted these because I was going to ask you about them. I think you are doing a wonderful job. Each one is so cute and the cats look like they are going to blink any minute. What a fun idea...I am just not sure I would let anyone use them as coasters for sure though.

Hugs,
Connie

Viamarie said...

You definitely have talent. Your painting did very well.

Cheers!!!

FRIDAY'S CHILD said...

You don't have to be an expert. These coasters are pretty. They are work of art.

Meow said...

Bossy Britches ... thank you. Fish would be cute ... I may just do that, who knows ??!!

Dick ... thank you. I don't mind the winter weather we have had so far ... not much rain, and sunny days. I hate the cold and the rain together. I guess I should be grateful it doesn't snow here !!

Connie ... thank you. I'm not sure if I will use them as coasters, either !! I may just display them when they are finished. They still need borders and lacquer. Hugs to you, too.

Viamarie ... thank you. Cheers, to you, too.

Fridays Child ... thank you.

I hope you all have a wonderful week. Take care, Meow

Jade said...

These are beautiful, can't wait to see the last two. Hope you have a wonderful weekend yourself, and yep I am back, lol

Cinthia said...

Awww, these look so adorable!

LoraLoo said...

Those coasters are beautiful!! I love them. Bambi is a gorgeous kitty cat - so do Australian cats meow with an accent? LOL Just kidding. :)

Hope you are having a fantastic day!

Reverberate58 said...

I think you are doing an excellent job. Sure wish I could do it! I love the pics of Bambi a sweet looking kitty kat! Make sure to show the rest when you are done!

angel, jr. said...

happy Wednesday!

Alice said...

You can paint!

Wow.

The coasters are great, I love them. I also love the pictures of your cat. Beautiful. As soon as we've taken some digital photos and Mike's mum emails them to me (we're not going to ask right now, considering the circumstances; see my "Bad News" post for details) I'll post pictures of my three cats. And my dog. And Mike. And me again (a better picture this time). And then some more of my cats...

And don't worry about likeness between cat and coaster painting: have you SEEN any 'modern art' lately? You've got NO worries.

;-)

Hugs xxx

Chloe said...

Bambi is a perfect model. No wonder these coasters turned out lovely. You are so creative and talented my friend.

Maddy said...

Wow!!!!!!!!! You are an
awesome painter!!!!
fabulous and adorable cats!

Meow said...

Jade ... thank you, and welcome back.

Cinthia ... thank you.

Loraloo ... thank you. Yeah, Aussie cats meow with an Aussie accent LOL I'll record it for you some time !!

Reverberate ... thank you. Don' you worry, I will surely show the rest .... when I get them done (this could take some time, I get really slack with my painting) !

Angel ... thank you, same to you you.

Alice ... thank you. I'm looking forward to your photos ... I love seeing people's pets (and partners !!).

Chloe ... thank you. It is hard to pin Bambi down for a photo, but she is a good model !! Cats are such interesting photo subjects, don't you think ??

Maddy ... thank you.

Wow, friends ... all your compliments are making me blush, but thank you so very much. What good is art if it cannot be shared.
Enjoy the remainder of your week.
Take care, Meow

Tab said...

http://baldergraa.blogspot.com/

Seems you are a cat fan too,
here is a great cat blog.

Let me know what ya think..
I just think its priceless !

Meow said...

Tab ... what a great blog that is. The author has a great eye for a photo. I will be back visiting there regularly. Thank you for sharing the link.
Hope you are well.
Aren't cats wonderful ?!?
Take care, Meow

ange said...

they are great coasters! id hate to think how i would be at doing them....i dont have an artistic talent. well done!

Meow said...

Ange ... thank you. I'm sure you have some artistic talent ... everyone has some, I think. I hope all is well with you.
Take care, Meow

Badoozie said...

what a beautiful cat. i have seen that one before

Meow said...

Susie ... thank you, and very observant. I have posted the close up of Bambi's face before !! Hope your day is going well. Take care, Meow

Autumn said...

I think the coasters look great. I can't even paint (or draw) a straight line.
Love the picture of the real kitty too.

Meow said...

Autumn ... thank you. I'm sure you could paint if you try ... give Folk Art a go, it makes it easy !!!
Take care, Meow