Monday, 11 July 2011

"Angus"


I started this watercolour of my cat 'Angus' and decided to stop at this point and make it a WIP. I put it on my Facebook and was delighted to receive an invitation to enter 'Angus' in the National Watercolor Society Exhibition in LA. For various reasons I couldn't take up the offer, but hopefully next year the chance will present itself again!
Was I over the moon at the invite? ... you bet! I have decided to leave 'Angus' in this half painted state. My only drawing had been his two eye sockets ... I have since erased the unpainted one and I think I will frame him as he is!

13 comments:

Michael Bailey said...

Lovely piece, Ingrid. Should you finish it? Hmm, not sure really - that's up to you. Just make sure you enter again next year and if it's as good as this it will certainly get some attention :)

Ingrid said...

Hi Michael ... I have decided to leave this one as it is but will certainly start another. Angus spends a lot of time these days in sleepy poses. Thank you for stopping by and leaving such lovely comments. :)

Keith Tilley said...

Hello Ingrid, you go from strength to strength with these animal/wildlife paintings. You certainly deserve this recognition.

John (JWJarts) said...

Well done on receiving that invitation Ingrid .... that's quite a compliment. It's a shame you couldn't enter this year but maybe next. Great painting. ;-)

Ingrid said...

Keith and John .. I can't think you enough for your inspiring comments. You have both travelled with me since I began this journey, your friendship and support I value so much. Thank you both! :)

Jani Lori said...

Very exciting...well done!

Barbra Joan said...

Ingrid, I loved this piece when you first showed it on the forum and was excited for you to have that invite,. what a compliment that is.. I didn't know you decided not to do it this year , but certainly hope you will next.. Your work deserves to be recognized.. It's truly beautiful.!
BJ

Rolina said...

Oh, wow you do animals so beautifully! Angus is adorable, yes, keep it as it is!

Ingrid said...

Hi Jan Lori, and thank you for your encouragement! :)

Ingrid said...

Hi BJ .. thank you my friend! :)) I only had a few days to the deadline of the exhibition and the entry fee had to be sent by post. I just didn't have enough time. Next year they are hoping to have PayPal in place, so fingers crossed. :)

Ingrid said...

Thanks you so much Rolina ... if I were honest I would have to say Angus and I have had a battle of wills since day one, but life without him would be dull and very sad. :)

Jo Chittenden said...

Hi Ingrid - hope you don't mind me popping in here but I've thoroughly enjoyed looking at all your artwork. You know I love the colours you use and the way you only put enough into a painting to create that wow factor. Too much detail could spoil a masterpiece and you always hit the nail on the head. Well done!!

Ingrid Ormestad said...

My lovely Jo ... it's so good to see you here. I am going to set you up a Blog so that everyone can see your beautiful Faeries. If I could only add detail to my paintings and have them look half as good as yours, but I can't ... that's why I have to finish mine half way through! :)) So lovely to see you Jo, please come back. ~X~