The cat is very successful, you knew transcribe his expression of curiosity. In addition, we clearly see the fur, we say a photograph! One can easily guess the softness of fur. His eyes have nice colors (it seems like amber). However, I think the background is a bit monotonous, you may have to add some details of another color to "settle" a bit (for exemple you can paint green leaves). And the red part of the cat's head is "masked" by the color of the background. Otherwise congratulations again for your work, it's a nice work for a nice cat!
Beautiful, I love the background! It's great when people mix different sources. The cat is really pretty and looks so realistic! Lovely colours and shiny eyes! The circle around the cat's head looks quite modern to me and the golden shapes in the back part make me think of Klimt I think it's good as it is and definitely doesn't need any more pattern over the copper part. The cat gives enough detail and I think it's better not to distract the eye from it
thankyou very much for such a detailed comment. I love Klimt and have been influenced by his work. I am pleased to read that you think it is finished and I had similar thoughts that anything else may distract. I did try some things but copper leafed over the top. thanks again, I may frame it now (after much internal conflict)
thanks Tricia, but this is Clawed (Mattise has long gone and was a grey and white cat, but I did paint him as many colours which may be causing the confusion) Claude is a gentle scaredy cat, but can hiss at me if I do something that annoys him. He can look fearless when he is safe inside with me, runs as soon as there is a knock on the door. He has beautiful soft fur but it sheds and sticks every where. He loves having the house to himself ( he is no. 1 now ).....
Oh Astrid!Of course it's Clawed.....He sounds like Ruby ...the other cat from next door...she is a Burmese...and runs out if she hears you breathing....BUT ..if I'm feeding Tigger chicken she doesn't run away then! He must love having you to himself!!!