Boo by vickymount
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oil, 20 × 20cm
I’ve had an artistic block for a while and have decided to loosen up a little with the oil paints. I’ve a tendency to bog myself down in detail which can make a painting take a long time to finish. Meanwhile, a backlog of ideas never get to the canvas. So here is my attempt at loosening up and trying to remembering that this painting lark is supposed to be fun.

Vicky live and works in Edinburgh as a full-time artist. She lives with her husband, two daughters, two cats and a big old hound

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  • Kay Hale
    Kay Haleabout 4 years ago

    I love a tuxedo cat!

  • inkedsandra
    inkedsandraabout 4 years ago

    Wonderful, full of character.

  • Mariapmann
    Mariapmannabout 4 years ago

    Ohhhh, this is just wonderful Vicky!!!

  • carol brandt
    carol brandtabout 4 years ago

    oh vicky!! this is gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!!!!

  • John Fish
    John Fishabout 4 years ago

    this is so cool. wonderful composition and colors and what charm you captured here

  • Thankyou John.

    – vickymount

  • Bunny Clarke
    Bunny Clarkeabout 4 years ago

    LOL! Great creation and work. That expression is priceless and so “cat”. :o)

  • Marsha Free
    Marsha Freeabout 4 years ago

    This is awesome! Being the human of 3 cats currently, I love anything and all thing kitty! I really like your work!

  • BLYTHART
    BLYTHARTabout 4 years ago

    Great work!!! Just so you know you are not alone, following an illness I had artistic block for three months in 2010. I am just getting back in the swing of things. My Redbubble friends are very encouraging.

  • I’ve found my RB friends very encouraging too. (and thankyou!)

    – vickymount

  • Anni Morris
    Anni Morrisabout 4 years ago

    Hi Vix, Happy New Year. Love this, he looks like he has seen a ghost. My cat often peers into space and I am sure he DOES see something we can’t. I totally understand the attraction of loosen up, as painting can sometimes turn into a technical exercise that takes milleniums and its frustrating when there are so many ideas just waiting to spill out. A great start to your catty New Year ~ Anni ;)

  • Hi Anni, Almost finished the next cat one. I’m enjoying the speed, I’ve just got to up the quality a bit. thanx for your encouraging words…and I hope you have a creative new year. vix

    – vickymount

  • Leanna Lomanski
    Leanna Lomanskiabout 4 years ago

    Well I hope it was as much fun to paint as it is to look at!

  • Aw! Thanx Leanna

    – vickymount

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