Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Ragdoll Cat in Watercolour

This is a bit bigger than my recent work, 8 x 10 in watercolour on Arches paper.
I took the photograph at last years Supreme Cat Show. It is a Ragdoll and I think it's coat colour is Tortie Tabby, please feel free to correct me if I'm wrong.


Mona Diane Conner said...

Gorgeous eyes, Gayle!

Reflections From Life Art Blog said...

Hey Gayle! Beautiful start on this cat. Love the eyes.

I really can't tell much from the fur just yet, but from the eyes alone I can tell that she isn't a Tortoiseshell. Without going into the genetics of it all, torties have yellow/amber eyes and on rare occasions green but never blue. Their fur is black and yellowish gold/orange fur with limited white (on their bellies,a little bit on their faces, chest, and paws). Sometimes the black is diluted to a dark gray. I have a tortie named Treat whose portrait I did http://nancypingreehoover.blogspot.com/2009/08/treat-wip-1.html (unfortunately I never posted the finished version, but you can get the idea of the coloring from this pic). I also did a portrait of two shelter cats, one of which had tortie coloring (the one on the right is tortie and the one on the left barely has the tortie markings) http://nancypingreehoover.blogspot.com/2009_07_01_archive.html . Also, torties are not tabbies. They don't have striping like the tabbies have, just a combination of black and goldish orange coloring (mostly black).

Hope this helps you out Gayle. I simply LOVE your animal art!!! You are a very talented artist.


Billie Crain said...

You nailed the eyes, Gayle! Can't wait to see this completed.:)

Gayle Mason said...

Thank you all.
Thanks for the help Nancy, I haven't forgotten about the colours in the ginger cat I'll try and dig them out this weekend.