First Animal Portrait

First Animal Portrait

For you first animal painting I think you have scored 10 out of 10 Jan, it's wonderful, no wonder your friend cried. Your gallery is super too.

Thanks so much for the kind comment, Margaret!

It's a super portrait Jan and a very kind deed.

Thanks, Fiona... it wasn't really that kind, I partly offered because I wanted to try an animal painting, which I'd never done before...

fabulous pet portrait!

This is a wonderful pet portrait, Jan, the cat is very expressive, and you are very skilled in portraits and you masters very well watercolours. Your gallery is fabulous.

Thank you for the kind comments, Anne and Cesare!

I don't normally have a lot to say about animal type paintings but just have to comment on this one. He's absolutely lovely :)

Thanks for the lovely comment, Louise! That's high praise coming from an artist like you - I really admire your work, especially your Manchester cityscapes...

Lovely portrait and it's only your first!!!!

This is really beautiful - I particularly like the eye. Your use of colour in the background just enhances the portrait without detracting from the range of lovely colours in the fur. Well done!

Thanks for the nice comments, Lorraine and Fiona! Glad you like the background, Fiona - I always find backgrounds quite tricky...

Another very good one.

Terrific job Jan. I agree that animals are harder than portraits.

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Some friends had to put down their beloved cat, Winston, a few months ago, and mentioned how they'd love a painting of him. I offered to do a painting as a gift. I showed them the painting today, and the woman cried... so I guess it does look a bit like Winston... I found this very hard - people are much easier to paint in my opinion!

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Jan Rossington

I'm an amateur artist and my favourite medium is oil. I particularly enjoy painting scenes of people using a palette knife. I've got a lot to learn about painting, but my goal is to keep improving. I try to enjoy the process of painting rather than worrying too much about what the final painting…

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