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Ringo by sidneyeileen Ringo by sidneyeileen
Oil paint on canvas board, 5"x7"
Four sessions
Reference: Photo of Ringo, who lives with me.

On the final sitting I finished the eye and applied another layer of black paint to most of the areas that are supposed to be dark black.

Done.


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#TraditionalPainting's November contest, "Painting the World"
This painting is a perfect blending of what to me are the most important things in my life, my art, and my loved ones. Ringo is one of three of my cats, my little black shadow who is always happy for a petting or a snuggle. I love painting and drawing animals and nature, and in addition to being a loving friend Ringo is a fantastic subject for my art.
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AngieVX Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2013  Student General Artist
Wonderful work! He's very cute!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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sylvania Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional General Artist
stunning. i'm gobsmacked by the way you captured the subtle variations of gold hues in his eye, and the light playing in his whiskers and kissing his fur is incredible. i just love this piece.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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crimsontearfall Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
KITTY!!! :3
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww:
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KDMB Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012
wow, this is just wonderful. Love the composition, lighting, details you've been able to capture and the spirit of the feline, and Ringo. Well done. :)
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :aww:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2012
Your beautiful work is featured in my News Article [link] . :heart:

It is an awesome work, I love it! :love:
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Devynn Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Congrats! This won first place in the Painting the World contest! Good job!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Wow. Thanks! :hug:
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aixado Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2011
beautiful work!!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2011  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :hug:
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aixado Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011
:hug:
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Cionie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
This is a wonderful portrait. I'm glad you added the color in the eye because it serves to soften the whole composition. The black, gray and white contrasts are very nice but the touch of color breaks the starkness up. Not to mention the brightest part of the painting, the white highlight in the eye, is softened by the color and pulls the eye away from the bright yellow; the yellow could trap the eye but it doesn't because of the highlight.

Good job!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
:aww: Thank you very much for the thoughtful comment. :hug:
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Cionie Featured By Owner Dec 21, 2010  Professional General Artist
Np! Thank you for the beautiful piece ^_^
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z3yakorosu Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2010  Student Filmographer
Amazing job indeed, well done you cat must be proud!

The only little advise I would give that may not be completely necessary would be to do the whiskers line more consistent, I mean not letting the surface's texture interrupt 'em. But just like I said it's not necessary, the way it is, looks amazing
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:

I'm not particularly fond of the texture of the canvas, and hoping to transition more to smoother painting surfaces. I think they will work better for the style of art I do. :nod:
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Cionie Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2010  Professional General Artist
I don't know, I rather like the texture. It helps the figure blend with the background instead of simply resting on top of it.
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Dreamk8 Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010
Very good work, and he looks just like my cat Storm :)
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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LauraDavies13 Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2010
beautiful. sums it all up :heart:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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fairyfrog Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Artisan Crafter
beautiful! I love the technique!

Foremost the traditional art paired with the difficulty of painting with white-on-black, and as well get that perfect 'caught light' effect. Superb!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner May 20, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! I love the lighting contrasts and darker work. It's a lot of fun.
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OibyrdsDDs Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2010
Hi There :wave:
I have featured your work in my special edition ODD journal feature :) you can view it at the link below:

[link]

Thank you for participating in my poll! :heart:
Warm Regards,
Sandi
aka `oibyrd
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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WaveGlistening Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2010
I've featured this in my journal [link] :iconcheerplz:
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WaveGlistening Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010
That's really beautiful... i'm just stunned!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :aww:
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AiSolare Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010
usually i hardly fave... but i couldn't resist a painting like this, depicting the spirit of a cat in such a wonderful way... love it..
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :hug:
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Athenasojosdelechuza Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2009  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! is amazing... i did think that your creation was a photo!

I love Ringo!

:star: Athenas :star:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2010  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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Mefistofelicat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2009  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful, as usual!!! :clap:
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you. :hug:
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WitchiArt Featured By Owner Oct 4, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I feature you at my journal [link] hope you don't mind :aww:
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Queen-Kitty Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2009   Photographer
I like these pictures in paint even better! I love the yellow eye, and the way with paint there is really soft detail.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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clarabear Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009
Wow this is lovely! Great detail, its amazing :)
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :aww:
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whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful work. your whiskers are always so smooth and crisp, just like a photograph.
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks. :hug:
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whisperinghearts Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2009  Student Traditional Artist
My pleasure.
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spookowl Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009
what a gorgeous cat! Love the strokes for the fur it looks so soft!
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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spookowl Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2009
welcome!
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weida34 Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2009  Hobbyist
what else to say - i love it! :)
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sidneyeileen Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2009  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks! :aww:
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