Friday, December 6, 2013

Wood Grain

Heaven's Gate
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Wood grain is one of my favorite patterns to recreate.  And it is so random that you can use some creativity while you paint it.  But it is hard to do better than mother nature.  My favorite wood is old and gray and weathered over time.

I still find my cat baby's eyes mesmerizing in this piece. And I also tried to recreate another type of pattern here.  The multi-colored pattern of a calico coat.  I love how random that is as well. The feisty nature and haphazard quilt of colors make Calicos my favorite kitty.  

Pattern is the theme this week over at www.illustrationfriday.com

10 comments:

Buttons said...

Oh I love this the weathered wood does indeed make for beautiful along with your amazing talent. B

Hilary said...

You do such a good job of recreating that wood. I love Calico cats also.. and even more so, Tortoiseshell.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Her eyes ARE mesmerizing! She's beautiful. And you did such a good job with the wood grain--it looks natural. I admire your talent and creativity!

Lynn said...

Our second cat is a Calico, she has green and golden eyes that melt one's heart, or open her kibble container more often than it should be opened. Your wood pattern looks so very real.

Rosemary Aubut said...

Great job with the wood grain! never tried it before! Cute kitty! Loving those eyes!

onespoiledcat said...

Beautiful......I like the weathered wood and calico cat combination.....those eyes are amazing......Love it!

Pam

theartofpuro said...

Beautiful! Perfect for this week topic:)

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We love everything you paint or sketch- cause it always makes us smiles
we love the kittty eyes too
love
tweedles

Kitties Blue said...

So beautiful. You are very talented. Purrs and hugs, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

Pat Tillett said...

Very nice! You are so good...
I like Calico cats also. We have one that is top half tortie and bottom half calico.