Saturday, April 25, 2009

The Hypnotist



Oil on 5x7 hardboard.
This painting is based on a photo graciously provided by Karen for the WDE on Wet Canvas.
That fur pattern was very challenging! Just did the best I could.

This cat appears to be saying," You are getting very sleepy...you are now under my power."
Meanwhile the little sparrow is chirping, "Coffee! Coffee!" at the top of his lungs!

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philippians 4:12 I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want.

31 comments:

  1. LOL!!! I was getting hypnotized as I scrolled down and began seeing the eyes get closer, and closer.. and ...zzzzzzzzz

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  2. I'm scared now Dean! Your kitty scares me! He's a brilliant piece of artwork though! Yep. He is.

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  3. I do feel drowsy, Dean! LOL! You are funny. His markings would be a challenge. You sure got the gaze down superbly.

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  4. ...and I'm particularly fond of today's verse. Needed to hear that one today. Thanks! :-)

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  5. those eyes! wow... great work Dean, and I agree with Liz, the verse is just what was called for today..

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  6. Great title! Fun challenge. you really caught his expression well.

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  7. He's a looker alright, fierce and noble! I think he could stare down anyone of us:)

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  8. Man, am I impressed! Great job! I have a Tortoiseshell like this and gave up painting her a long time ago because it was so difficult. You did a fantastic job!

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  9. What a great post, Dean. All of my cats approved too! It was very cool how you arranged that 3_D effect, and it's beautifully painted.

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  10. GREAT painting, Dean - beautiful job. Love the orangy-red background.

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  11. I really like the deep reds, I think youve created a very moody piece:)

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  12. Oh that face and those eyes - yes we will obey ..... Love animals portraits and what a great cat Dean!

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  13. Oh great works Dean.....yours a wonderful blog...will have to peek in hereafter.....Thanks a lot for sharing.....

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  14. I think you nailed that cats personality.

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  15. Sheila...Sheila...Wake up!!

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  16. Thanks, Deb...He is rather spooky!

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  17. Hi, Liz...Gonna have to write a warning for this painting..."View only at bedtime".

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  18. Thanks, Cathyann. Glad the verse helped.

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  19. Thank you, R. Much appreciated!

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  20. So this is a Tortoiseshell! Thanks, Gwen. The fur pattern is difficult to paint...at least for me.

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  21. Thanks, Patrice. Though unintentional, it was kinda 3-D effect wasn't it?

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  22. Thanks, Edward...the red B/G was a last minute decision...really glad you like it!

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  23. Thank you, Sam...glad you like the reds...they appear in many of my paintings.

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  24. cats are mysterious..you've captured some of that mysterious feel.

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  25. Thank you, Greener. I checked out your blog...very enjoyable!

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  26. Thanks, Gary...I really value your opinion!

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  27. Thanks, Celeste! I appreciate it.

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  28. Love the title, Dean. This cat's eyes are amazingly hypnotic--well done.

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  29. Wow, Dean, I'm mesmerized. Super.

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