Alger, 9046, cat portrait

When I was little I remember the cat we had named Alger. My Dad named him after Alger Hiss, the political scandal figure of the 1950's. I guess the cat had a surly disposition and he hissed a lot.
No family pictures of Alger remain, but I remember that he was white and cream colored with green eyes, so this is probably a close resemblance.
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Sheila said...

this is great! I love the lighting and the curious or surly look on Alger.

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

I feel like we have all seen this cat. The lighting is stunning and the expression on the cat's face is perfect or purrfect!

Kerri Settle said...

This is an amazing piece! The lighting, the expression, the texture...all perfect. And I love those whiskers!

Carol Nelson said...

Thanks, Kerri.
I finally figured out how to paint very thin whiskers. Just use a small brush and draw a line with white paint. Then thin the line by painting the background (black in this case) around it. It's not rocket science, but I used to go to great lengths to make the white line very thin.

Dean Grey said...

Fantastic job on this one, Carol!

The dramatic lighting makes the cat's face and whiskers pop.

Love it!


LC Neill said...

Yes the lighting is lovely, and the treatment of each eye staying consistent with the shadows. Well done!

Glenda Mosher said...

How dramatic!!! This is amazing!

Delilah said...

I love the angle of the light, what an interesting painting.

Terry Rafferty said...

Fantastic light and composition!

Gwen Bell said...

I really like the way you have his face half lit. Looks great!

Suzanne said...

this is amazing on so many levels!!! i absolutely love this.

Denise said...

I spend about 65% of my time surfing art sites on the
internet, so I have seen a lot of art, visited a lot of
galleries in person. This is the first time I have ever been
moved, impressed, enchanted and delighted by someone's art
to actually feel compelled to send them an email. Thank you
so very much for the pleasure you have given me in viewing
your work. You have an amazing talent. I have truly enjoyed
browsing through your site. If I had the funds to purchase
art I would certainly being in the market for a number of
your paintings, the question would be "which"? Choosing just
one would be impossible for anyone. Thank you Denise

Carol Nelson said...

Denise and all,
Your words of encouragement lift me up and make me enthused to start a new painting.
Sometimes, I feel like an invisible artist slaving away in my basement studio. Your comments put me in the penthouse!

Vern Schwarz said...

Carol I love this portrait. Again the light and soft edges are fantastic.