Junebug in Autumn

5x7 acrylics on panel. Smallest I've ever attempted, for the Miniature Challenge.

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Comment by Sandy Weems on August 8, 2017 at 8:30am

Thank you so much Deborah, Wenda, and Karen! I really appreciate your kind words. (I hope I'm posting this in the right place, lol.)

Comment by Deborah Alavosius on August 5, 2017 at 11:15pm
Very nice. Great composition and values.
Comment by Karen Ilari on July 31, 2017 at 1:22pm

Nicely done Sandy! It looks like she is very happy sitting in the sun surveying her world :)

Nice job with your values - darkest in the kitty and lightening up into the background. Nice composition in your placement of the kitty and with "leading lines" drawing our eye to her. The fur has lovely texture and variation in color. She seems soft and cuddly. Just the right amount of detail there! Not painting each hair, but describing the shape and texture with a few strokes. Very nice!

Comment by Wenda Spooner on July 25, 2017 at 4:58pm

well done Sandy!  lovely Kitty!  :) nice palette!

Comment by Ken Dinneen on July 25, 2017 at 11:04am

This reminds of stories and illlustrations from childhood books,  I don't know why.  I love the feeling though.

Comment by Sandy Weems on July 24, 2017 at 6:39am

Thank you very much, ladies!

Mary, I'm thrilled you noticed! :) I used a lot of thalo blue (green tint) in her coat, which I would never have imagined doing a few months ago. So much to learn about blending colors!

Thanks, Sarah. She's my sweetheart. I have three other feline sweethearts--all rescues--that I'll have to try painting next. :)

Micki, I have such a hard time figuring out shadows, so thanks for giving me hope. :)

Comment by Micki Jerry on July 23, 2017 at 7:21pm

This is great. I especially love the cool shadows.  Window sill and cat. Very nice.

Comment by Sarah Irland on July 23, 2017 at 3:26pm

Wow - what a beauty.  Your cat is beautiful.  Great job for such a small piece!

Comment by Mary on July 23, 2017 at 2:26pm

Nice work Sandy - I especially like how you managed the green tones in the cat. 

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