Monday, January 2, 2012

Monday!

I've done some cat-sitting for a friend for a couple of weeks. Maxine the cat would not let me pet her until just a couple of days ago. It's such a nice thing to finally become friends with Maxine!

Painting: Celeste Bergin, Cat, oil on 9x12 canvas panel

14 comments:

billspaintingmn said...

This has a pastel feel to it. It also evokes a purr when I look at it.
Yet the pose seems to show a more
cautious or awareness, the opposite of purring.

How did it work out with your other cats? I hope there wasn't any fighting!

Maxine looks like a Russian Blue, do you know what breed she is?

I resently got an abandoned kitten.
She is a Russian Blue, and a great
curiosity for Meowie,(my other cat)

I call her Blue.

Joan Jet rocks too!

Page Railsback said...

Delicate and nice..love cats

Ralph said...

Good to see you are still producing marvellous art. Happy New Year to you and yours

conservativelybohemian said...

I'm seeing a bit of a shift in your palette of late, my friend. It is so delightful! You did an awesome job on Maxine! I love the light and color in this piece.

Libby Fife said...

Sweet baby! You managed to make her look like a cat but not like a cat painting. Know what I mean? LOL! Glad the cat sitting is working out:)

Victoria Lindstrom said...

Love the colors in this painting Celeste - your feline friend is so cute!

Carrie H. said...

No doubt in my mind, Maxine is a tortoise shell calico. excellent handling of he fur and catitude.

Carolyn Rondthaler said...

There's a "real cat" feel to this. The softness....the pose. I really like it. That's what painting from life can make possible.

-Don said...

You have immortalized Maxine beautifully! I love those splashes of pure color throughout. I feel the love.

-Don

Jane said...

This is wonderful, love the colors you used all around.

diffident.bother said...

I'm glad you've made a cat friend! Lovely painting of her, too.

junkthief said...

Slow to warm up cats like Maxine are always my favorites. A great capturing of her spirit.

Happy 2012!

Casey Klahn said...

Excellent use of color!!!

loriann signori said...

Love the color! I think the best part is the way the color is handled..that softer wiped part really makes it have magic.