Look Ma, No Sharpie! Sweet Kitty Face Watercolor

“Only a man who knows what it is like to be defeated can reach down to the bottom of his soul and come up with the extra ounce of power it takes to win when the match is even.”
– Muhammad Ali

Copyright Beth Parker Art 2012

Sweet Kitty Face – 4″ x 6″ Watercolor

I painted this from a photo by Annie (lotsofmoggies) at WetCanvas.   No sharpies were used in the painting of this cat.  **gasp**  Moggies are cats, in case you were wondering.   Annie lives in Chelsea, and she is (and I quote) “Mum and slave to- 17 budgies, 13 corn snakes, 10 guinea pigs, 7 cats, 4 dogs, 4 chickens, 2 parrolets, 2 cockatiels, 2 rabbit,2 children, 1 partner.”  Can you imagine?    I also had to look up budgies and it seems they are small Austrailian parakeets.  🙂

About Muhammad Ali

Muhammad Ali, the American boxing legend known for his saucy rhyming boasts as much as his quick fists, was a three-time heavyweight champion. He was born Cassius Marcellus Clay Jr. in Louisville in 1942. His bike was stolen when he was 12, and a cop suggested he take up boxing. Though he became known as the greatest fighter of the twentieth century, with 56 wins and only five defeats, the sport took its toll in pugilism-induced Parkinson’s disease. Since retiring from boxing, Ali has dedicated himself to civic and humanitarian issues. He was called on to negotiate the release of hostages in Iraq in 1991, and in 2005 he was awarded with the Presidential Medal of Freedom.


8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    May 10, 2012 @ 10:42:56

    I think this pretty kitty is looking up at the 17 budgies, don’t you? Love the free use of color and the interest you captured in the cat’s face and eyes, Beth.


  2. Phyllis Dobbs
    May 08, 2012 @ 12:41:35

    I love this – the colors and expression of the cat’s face. The eyes really sparkle and he looks so loving!


  3. just4crafters
    May 08, 2012 @ 08:48:08

    Beautiful painting Beth!!! Love the eyes. They’re gorgeous!!! ~Sophia


  4. Cindy D
    May 08, 2012 @ 07:40:13

    Haha, great post title. Love these colors! I think I use them quite a bit myself. I tell myself ok, next time I am going to use mostly blues… but then it ends up in peach and yellow and purple. 🙂 Wonderful job with the eyes and the fur.

    For the eyes, how do you decide where the little white reflections go? I suppose this is the sort of thing I could Google, now that I think of it. My method is just to guess and wing it. I actually picked up both a tube of white acrylic and some teeny brushes AND a white prismacolor pencil. But I worry about wrecking stuff so haven’t tried them. 😀


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