Thursday, June 28, 2007

Illustration Friday - Camouflage 2



This topic is right up my alley! Here's another of nature's camouflaged animals: Jaguar, 2 1/2" x 3 1/2", acrylics.

22 comments:

Jay said...

Both paintings for this week are beautiful. I enjoy them very much.

Janice said...

this is so beautiful. Thankyou for sharing..

Brine Blank said...

Double wow...great color use here and super rendering. I'm even more amazed that you do so well in such a small area with paints...You can give that to me if you want...(I keep saying that to people hoping someone is crazy enough at some point to take me up on the offer...)

Bee said...

This is such a beautiful painting, love his eyes.

md said...

lov the eyes, great lookindg cat, and thanks for the correction again, can't have that stuff on a finish product.

studio lolo said...

Wow, beautiful! Are you offering it as an ATC?

Focus_ret said...

Thanks for the compliments, folks. :-) I love painting the birds and animals.

LOL, Brine Blank. I don't give my work away, much, though I do trade it. Yes, Studio Lolo, I am offering it as an ATC, through the FineArtsATC yahoo trading group - everything we trade is hand drawn or painted originals. If you'd like to join the group, there is a link here on my blog. ;-)

Focus_ret said...

Thanks for the compliments, folks. :-) I love painting the birds and animals.

LOL, Brine Blank. I don't give my work away, much, though I do trade it. Yes, Studio Lolo, I am offering it as an ATC, through the FineArtsATC yahoo trading group - everything we trade is hand drawn or painted originals. If you'd like to join the group, there is a link here on my blog. ;-)

Focus_ret said...

Grrrr!!! I hate it when that happens... seems so repetitive!

Gabrielle said...

Very lovely! I like the eyes especially

Twisselman said...

The eyes have it in this painting. Beauty. Scrolled on down and am happy I did. From the bobwhite to the fabulous VW... All great.

Tina Vaziri said...

I love the way you have captured the life in his eyes, beautiful!

Focus_ret said...

Thanks. I've discovered that the secret to painting a cat's eyes are to add a green wash in the shadow area below the lid. And of course it is essential to put in highlights.

mrana said...

These are wonderful, I love the texture in all of your work, beautiful.

Katie the Queen said...

Thank you for the comment! I love the color and detail. I'll be back soon! :)

Tracy said...

This is beautiful. Sorry I missed this last week!

steve said...

Gorgeous job!

Loni Edwards said...

Your work is truly inspiring! Thank you so much for checking out my blog and leaving the nice comment :)

Lauren Kate said...

Ooo - I know everyone has said it but, I love his eyes - really great pieces!

Lauren Kate said...

BTW Could I please put a link to your blog on mine? I really like your work.

Focus_ret said...

Thanks, everyone, for the kind words, and thanks to most of you for sharing your art! I love to go browsing through the illustration friday submissions and see all the wonderful creations.

Lauren, I'd be honored for you to link to my blog.

pascal said...

hi marta!

I like your animal-pictures in acrylics. very nice!