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painting of casper

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painting of casper

this is my first attempt of painting casper, quite pleased but not easy doing a pet, fur isnt easy and acrylics dry fast lol, but i think it looks quite like him.



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Lovely pic of Casper, Sandra !

What does Casper say about it ? Lol.

17 Jan, 2011

 

lol Terra he hasnt seen it yet but baz likes it :o) thanx Terra.

17 Jan, 2011

 

Casper must have sat still in that pose for hours ;o) Lol.

17 Jan, 2011

 

oh he did Terra, kept having a scratch though hahah
took it from a photo from last year when taking them tree stumps out.

17 Jan, 2011

 

Lol. You should frame this one. It is nice... :o)

17 Jan, 2011

 

thanx Terra i might get a frame when in town tomoz :o)

17 Jan, 2011

 

Then we'll hope for another photo... with the frame .. :o)

17 Jan, 2011

 

i will do that when its done. we have to put a piece of art up for febuary at art society so maybe casper will appear, its our classes turn so everyone who goes can view what other classes have done.

17 Jan, 2011

 

you're doing brill Sanbaz - nice you are doing these classes

17 Jan, 2011

 

thankyou so much paul, it really does help going there and watching others, especially the member there who are good artists, one man does wildlife, tigers etc, so good, love watching him work looks so easy, but isnt lol

17 Jan, 2011

 

You have done a great job there,San..and what a lovely sentimental picture to have..I would enter it for your art society...your first portrait :o)) are you painting Baz next ??/

17 Jan, 2011

 

Well done, Sandra it isnt easy painting pets I found that pastels are great for getting the texture of the fur right, Polly was very difficult as she was all black and I had to use different colours to bring out the texture and movement in her coat.

17 Jan, 2011

 

Good cat posing for his portrait lol
Will you be framing it ? It's good :o))

17 Jan, 2011

 

Well Casper's fur is definitely lifelike Sanbaz. Great picture.

17 Jan, 2011

 

thanx sandra, since finishing this i have gone back and added, nothing major, but little strokes which you dont see at first, i do that alot lol, yes baz next lol i dont think so hahaa :o)
thanx carole yes pastels do seem good for animals, iv seen some using them at art society, and as casper is black and white i founf that hard , but happy at first attempt :o)
thankyou hywel , yes im going to get a frame for this one, i have framed a couple of water colour flowers to put on my wall in spare room where i paint :o)

17 Jan, 2011

 

thankyou Tetra glad you like it to, i feel i managed to get a likeness which im glad :o)

17 Jan, 2011

 

thats very clever ~ is it paul klee that paints in that style? im not very good at knowing the artists names [apart from sanbaz and some others on here of course] but there is definitely one that paints like this ~ with the clear background to make the cat stand out.

17 Jan, 2011

 

That's great Sandra, good for you :-)

17 Jan, 2011

 

Its smashing Sandra, it really is a good likeness. :o)

17 Jan, 2011

 

thanx sticki im not sure who you mean but will look that name up. i thought about a background but then decided not to as it takes the eye of the subject :o)
thankyou Dawn glad you like it to :o))
cheers sandra i was amazed it actually did look like him lol :o)

17 Jan, 2011

 

Hi Sandra
It is really good to see your cat painting. It is nice to paint things and people you love. For some reason I have never painted my sons. When they were younger they wouldn't sit still and now they both live in London it is too difficult to arrange sittings. You could paint Joe next!!

17 Jan, 2011

 

hi linda thankyou for looking, baz wanted me to try casper and i said i cant do animals so i surprised myself with this first attempt, its not perfect but im still happy,
you will have to look back at some photos linda and paint your son`s,, dont know about painting joe or any human for that matter lol, maybe one day :o)

17 Jan, 2011

 

or maybe van gogh???

17 Jan, 2011

 

he certainly had his own style sticki,and a very clever man, shame about his ear though lol, clever and madness, strange isnt it. think im safe haaha

17 Jan, 2011

 

i think so too!

17 Jan, 2011

 

:o))

17 Jan, 2011

 

Nice one Sandra.....

17 Jan, 2011

 

Well done San!!...:>)

17 Jan, 2011

 

lovely painting...Casper should be proud !

17 Jan, 2011

 

Well done you its lovely and nothing is perfect in this world nearly all artist think it never good enough.

18 Jan, 2011

 

That is brill Sandra, its a diffinate that you have to frame it, well done you xx

18 Jan, 2011

 

clever you San, a great painting,

18 Jan, 2011

 

Well done, Sanbaz, you are doing well. Glad you are enjoying it too :)

18 Jan, 2011

 

cheers maureen,moti, elsiemay,sixpence.yourkshire and Gee, iv been looking for a frame and seen some at granthams, didnt have the size at wilkos,
your right sixpence, never think its good enough, but after my class today i know where i was going wrong with the paints, acrylics need to be kept moist, so spraying water on paints as you load the brush helps them to glide better, done some more of my church today and also i need to take a photo to start my abstract which is just something we are all going to try together, should be fun lol

18 Jan, 2011

 

Well done Sandra brilliant picture of Casper .....

18 Jan, 2011

 

thankyou so much Les,,;o)

18 Jan, 2011

 

You ll never finish learning, San and good luck with your church.

19 Jan, 2011

 

thanx sixpence :o)

19 Jan, 2011

 

Your welcome :o))

19 Jan, 2011

 

Sorry San but you made me laugh, seen the way you spelt Yorkshire.

19 Jan, 2011

 

lol yorkshire, didnt notice that, i get a bit clumsy with keys at times hahaha

19 Jan, 2011

 

don;t we all san. I just found it amusing,

19 Jan, 2011

 

i see things sometimes which just tickle me and cant stop thinking about it, nice to know i gave you a giggle today :o)) x

19 Jan, 2011

 

well done.... your getting good at this sandra....

19 Jan, 2011

 

thanx holly , cant wait to show you my church im so proud of myself, taking my time and making sure i get it right :o)

19 Jan, 2011

 

Sandra ........YES YOU CAN!!!! fantastic painting of Caspar......well done you have a real talent with your art.

20 Jan, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Well done San ..... thats very good ! it so nice that you have something that you enjoying doing so much .. :o))

20 Jan, 2011

 

aww thankyou so much linda,lol, much appreciated, im made up you like it :o)
thankyou to amy glad you like it, im loving my art classes and its all so relaxing :o))

20 Jan, 2011

 

Oh this is smashing San....just love it! He looks a real character there....all crisp and clean too, well done!!

20 Jan, 2011

 

lol thanx janey im quite pleased with first casper painting, he is a character for sure, so much fun, not bad at keeping clean to haha,:o))

21 Jan, 2011

 

Well done San you’re coming on in leaps and bounds!
I have just started a water colour of boats. I will show you when its finished.

22 Jan, 2011

 

wow i love it sandra .......... you no they look better wen they are framed under glass !!! try it u see .;o))) make sure you put a wide mount on it , it will look fab

22 Jan, 2011

 

thanx sue, im learning all the time its great, half way through my church painting, the hard bit will be the forground , a mass of crocus , hope it turns out ok, look forward to seeing your water colour to sue :o))
thanx cristina iv put it in frame but without mount as i left the out rim white and looks fine, it gets a bit expensive buying frames and mounts, but want to do that with the church, will make such a difference :o))

23 Jan, 2011

 

only just spotted Caspar San!-- he's very good you've the face just right as to the fur have you seen a brush like a halfmoon fan -- very thin-- I find that with practise it helps or hold the bristles into a fan and try that
I'm playing with charcoal at the moment and drawing animals amazing what results you get from just black & white.
I'm so pleased how well you are doing-- a natural talent i'd say-- :o)

24 Jan, 2011

 

thankyou so much Pam, yes i have a fan brush they are great, not got the hang of it in small areas yet, tend to go over the bit im painting haha
glad your enjoying doing animals in charcoal, not sure i would be safe with them as im a messy devil lol
maybe you could post or send me one you have done, would be lovely to see. :o))

24 Jan, 2011

 

it is messy San but there again so's pastel and the rest I wear old clothes and an apron but still have to check in the mirror before I leave :o)

24 Jan, 2011

 

lol Pam, maybe i will try them one day to :o)

24 Jan, 2011

 

Just discovered this, love it, the expression on Caspar's face is brilliant, you have found your vocation lol

24 Jan, 2011

 

its fun just to play and see what you can do-- i do follow books as well you get some good tips

24 Jan, 2011

 

lol dotty, thankyou :o)
my step son got me a painters bible for birthday lol, for oils its great though, so handy pam

24 Jan, 2011

 

Just catching up on pics San, this is lovely, you've captured him so well. Love his paws .. lol!

24 Jan, 2011

 

lol thanx shirley, i framed it and he is in the corner lol, but i can see it and quite happy with first atempt :o))

25 Jan, 2011

 

Oh, you can't put Caspar in the corner! He'll think he's been naughty .. lol! : o ))

25 Jan, 2011

 

lol shirley, well not to far in the corner, can be seen if you come from upstairs or in front door, so he`s happy :o))

25 Jan, 2011

 

Pleased to hear it ! Do you know, since we had Jake, the dog, to stay here, Megan hasn't slept in her cat bed . She'll sleep on our bed, the sofa or the computer chair but avoids her bed. Jake may have sniffed around it, certainly didn't sleep in it though. Very odd. : o ((

25 Jan, 2011

 

how strange shirley, i cant think why, only if jake left a scent in there, i would wash and pop something of yours in with your scent, see what happens ;o)

25 Jan, 2011

 

Good idea, San, will pop it in the machine right now! OH has gone to watch live footie and it's getting colder by the minute outside! Hope his team win or he'll be grouchy as well as cold .. lol!

25 Jan, 2011

 

lol shirley, think johnny gone to watch footie at his dads, not sure if its blackpool or chelsea, who cares hahaa

25 Jan, 2011

 

I've got music on Spotify ... have made up my own little compilation ... Tamla Motown at the moment ... my era ... lol!

25 Jan, 2011

 

I think I'm an adopted Seagull Shirley as my Hove friends are passionate supporters, they are doing so well at the moment and it would be wonderful it they go to the new stadium in a new division-- they've already got tickets for the 'last match' and looking forwards to the summer and the 'trial matches' in the new stadium:o))

as to music-- I mostly listen to 'flower power radio'

26 Jan, 2011

 

Love it Pam - adopted Seagull! OH and son went to the match last night - another win - they will be choosing their seats in the Amex stadium on February 14th so looks like no Valentine Day meal for me then - lol!

26 Jan, 2011

 

the're very excited-- its been so long coming-- and having to use the stadium has been such a problem but at least its kept the club going
I've been taken past the new home since it was a hole in the ground, when I went last autumn it does look impressive

26 Jan, 2011



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