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Sunday, 27 January 2013

Big cat and little cats

Tiger
©Sharon Whitley


Hellooooo all you bloggers out there, hope you're all having a great day.  Where do the weekends go?  Can't believe it's back to work again tomorrow - it's been a funny old weekend, no walking this weekend except for an unscheduled one on Friday night!  Gary and I went on our 'spinning' Christmas do in Chester - we got the bus and paid for a return fare planning to get the last bus back - but while we were having our meal it was snowing heavily outside - so much so that all the buses stopped running - and most of the taxi drivers went home too!  After about an hour trying to find a taxi we finally managed to flag one down but it couldn't get us all the way home because of the snow and we had to walk the last couple of miles - in pouring rain, cold - now you know I love a good snowy walk but not in my party frock! I was glad to be home I can tell you!  Yesterday we went to Chester Zoo again and met the baby elephant that was born last Monday - oh what a little cutie!  It was great to see the animals in the snow and Gary got some wonderful photos as usual, the highlight of the day was watching a rather brave little robin hopping around one of the tigers trying to pinch a scrap of his lunch!


As well as painting a big cat I've painted a couple of small cats too, in a much looser style


© Sharon Whitley

©Sharon Whitley


Those of you who follow my facebook page may have read that I'm planning on starting a 'monthly art challenge', wherby I post a photo and invite other artists to paint it in whatever medium and style they wish - there are a few interested and I'll be posting the first challenge before the end of the month ready for February - I'll post the photo here on my blog too if any of you out there would like to join in.  It's just a bit of fun, not a competition, just a way of seeing how different artists interpret the same subject and hopefully we can all learn a little bit from each other.  I'll be mainly using Gary's photos, but I won't limit it to wildlife and landscapes and will also use photos from the Paint my Photo site and use suggestions from artists that are joining in the fun - so let me know if you'd like to join in - it doesn't have to be every month just whenever you want depending on whether you have the time and like the subject!  That's it from me for now - have a wonderful week!

15 comments:

  1. Love your paintings of the big cat and little cats. Sounds like you had a bit of a journey on your night out! I don't do Facebook (why does that sound a crime these days) but would like to join in, sometimes, on your challenge. I guess if you put the photo here on your blog I'll be okay then.

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    1. I'd love you to join in Ann if and when you would like to - I'll always add the photo here and for those who don't do facebook (and everyone is quite entitled not to!!) - you can add it to your own blog and / or email it to me to add here - I'll post the first photo this week

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  2. Splendidi lavori,complimenti!!
    Buona settimana!

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  3. Big cats, little cats, brought about another of those 'WOWS' from me which nobody ever hears of course, they're brilliant. Your Friday story I found ended a little too scary for my liking Sharon....and in your party frock. Glad to get home as you say.

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    1. Thank you as always Pete, and no it wasn't the best end to a night out but it could have been worse at least we did eventually find a taxi that got us most of the way home!

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  5. Your Tiger is amazing, Sharon!! and LOVE the looser white cat looking up!! OMGosh..SO beautiful!!!

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  6. You really know how to paint those cats...I just love the two last ones, loose and fabulous !

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  7. Sharon, I always enjoy and look forward to seeing your paintings. I'll definitely be interested in joining your challenge. Like Ann, I don't do Facebook but I'll look for your challenges here. Sounds like good fun!

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  8. Every painting you've shared hear is beautiful, Sharon. I wouldn't have liked the several mile walk home in party clothes either, but add in rain/snow and it would have been miserable!

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  9. These are great paintings Sharon, both big cats and small. I love the kittens big blue eyes. Magical. I run Monthly Challenges (painting and drawing) in my forum and you're right that it's great to see how the various artists interpret each subject. Good luck with it.

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  10. Your pictures get better and better. I was showing my ducks to some people that came to do some filming on Sunday. From Findlay

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  11. Great quality and nice variation in style.

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  12. Beautiful cats, the challenge sounds fun!

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