Monday, 2 July 2012

Premiere Painting Exhibition

I have taken up a new hobby and enroled on an evening course to teach me to paint. I'm pleased to show you today my first ever painting. It's a close-up picture of my cat. A VERY close-up picture of my cat.

Tomorrow I'm painting a picture of my dog.

Our instructor said I show promise.


  1. Is it a ghost cat? Or do I need new glasses?

  2. No Mary. My cat is ginger colored (orange). I had to wait until he was fast asleep and totally still and I came close-up to him and painted a picture of him. VERY close-up.

    If I was further away it would have been difficult to paint the picture, because I'm not yet a good painter, and I am not good at details like the head, the body, the legs and the tail. In fact about all the cat's details.

    This was my first lesson. And the instructor asked me to get closer to the cat and just paint a bit of him. This is a picture of his tummy.

    The instructor said I'd captured the peacefulness of the cat's sleep and the livelyness of his orangy fur very well. He added that he'd never seen such great progress and promise in a new student before.

    He locked me in a dark cupboad and asked me to paint quietly there so as not to disturb the other students.

    I painted a canvass totally black. The instructor was again very impressed. He asked me to practice at home for a year or so before returning to the art class.

  3. Heehee! The sad thing is that what you've written makes perfect sense in the modern art world, Victor! Maybee, yoo shoold tayke up art and I'll tayke up riting.

    God bless, Victor:-)

  4. Oh Vicky. I'll never be able to compete with you in painting, drawing and cartooning. And now photography as well.

    And your writing is brilliant too. I like the way you explain the technical bits in photography and especially with painting. Perhaps, sometimes when you're not so busy, a short course in cartooning on your Blog would be welcome by your readers. It would get them started on a new hobby, I suspect.

    God bless.

  5. Your instructor wasn't kidding. Aside from being such an accurate representation of your cat (cough cough), it also leaves the door wide open to interpretation. For example, when I saw it I thought it was a close up of an orange. Or a carrot. Or a cheese puff.


  6. I didn't think of that Michael. And I DO like cheese puffs. I doubt the puff would have modelled for long though before I'd eaten it.

    Imagine that! Going to an art class as a model and getting eaten!

    God bless.

  7. Victor,

    I think this is an excellent painting. I couldn't have done better myself. (I'm not exaggerating.) What colour is your dog? I look forward to seeing a close up of him. I think Vicky is in danger of some stiff artistic competition.

    God bless and thank you for the smile.

  8. Thank you Sue for your encouragement.

    My dog is white. I have painted a close-up picture of him which I use as background to this Blog.

    God bless.



God bless you.

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