Friday, September 26, 2014

Purple Moon -Paint Party Friday


I painted this large acrylic on a large canvas in 2010 to honor the life of a dear little friend. Crickette's extraordinary story can be found at Angel Stories.  Her face is hidden in this painting--can you find her?


We still miss our small mischievous Crickette'. 


Above is another peek into my sketchbook.  I found a wonderful photo of a cat yawning--it so hit my funny bone, this sketch popped out of my pencil.  Bwaahahahahaa...Dragon Breath!  I am sure Crickette' would have smiled to see this one.

Have a lovely day, sweet Friends!  Happy Paint Party Friday!


29 comments:

Katherine Thomas said...

An awesome painting, Beth! I really love the design and composition and how the cat's face so perfectly blends with the surroundings. This is a beautiful tribute to Cricket. My heart goes out to you, my friend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Beautiful, I saw the feline face straightaway, what a great idea. I can understand how you miss her! Great colours, too. Hugs, Valerie

Studio Kaufmann said...

Your landscape is breathtaking. So mysterious and full of sparkling light. I can see Crickette in the midst of it all. What a wonderful tribute. Happy PPF

Tam Hess said...

That was fun! I found the face right in the middle :) Pretty purple. Love the cat breath too!!

Happy Paint Party Friday!
Thanks for sharing your work :)
Tam

BLOGitse said...

Found it!
I really like texture and shapes of this painting, cool!

Paper rainbow said...

A wonderful tribute to your dear little crickette and how clever to incorporate her face into the landscape.

sharon said...

Great painting and love how you incorporated the cat. Wonderful tribute, I feel for you.

TexWisGirl said...

very sweet tribute.

Leovi said...

I love that wonderful drawing, delicious colors, I like!

Ayala Art said...

Yes, I saw the kitty right away! beautiful work, and I love the purple!

Debbie said...

awww your kitty was so cute! I miss mine too. Your purple painting is truly wonderful, I found the face too!

Faye said...

Terrific cat art, Beth. I found her face in your beautiful painting.

bellefrogworks said...

Gorgeous painting - found your kittie's face. Love the sketch you did - our dog taunts the cat - maybe a dragon yawn would turn the tables!

Teresa Arsenault said...

That painting is magnificent. I do see Crickette's face in it.

I read Crickette's story. How touching.

Love your dragon kitty. So cute and lots of truth to that as cats do tend to rule the roost.

Hugs,
Teresa

PS - Thank you for your lovely visits to my blog.

Tammie Lee said...

yes, i can see the kitty in your painting, i would have guessed that it was a pastel piece.

your other one makes me smile

sending love

susupetal said...

This is such a powerful painting and of course I found Cricket and lots of other elements of the universe. The power of nature.

Giggles said...

Beautiful painting and yes I see her face in the ball...very nice tribute!

Hugs Giggles

Neesie said...

I saw the little kitty's face even before I read your words.
A gorgeous tribute to your little friend. Painted beautifully.
Your sketch is fantastic too. My dog would have the same sketch for her breath too ~ bless ^..^
Enjoy your weekend and PPF

denthe said...

I saw her face right away! It looks amazing. Such a sweet sad story about your precious cat....

kat said...

Beautiful and so mysterious, yes I found that face, I love this, it's so delicate and special.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Oh my gosh....yes, I did see her face after I enlarged it. What a wonderful, beautiful tribute. I must say I LOVE both...cats and hidden art. You fulfilled my morning.

Linda Kunsman said...

that is such a beautiful and magical painting Beth. A sweet tribute to your beloved Crickette.

Deann said...

Your painting is extraordinary Beth...beautiful work my friend.

Abigail Davidson said...

Gorgeous landscape, and the fact that you included Crickette's face in the painting makes it even more special! This is really clever the way the coloring works for both her fur and the scenery.

~Rasz~ said...

A beautiful, awesome painting. I love the idea of hiding one painted object into the rest...hope that made sense. You have done a wonderful painting to honor your sweet Cricket! Happy PPF, on Saturday! Have a great weekend and thank you for your visit. Rasz

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

These are wonderful! I love kitties and I can see your love for yours in these. Wonderful!

Sirkka said...

Fine art, Beth! I found your friend in your painting. i can understand you are missing Cricket. We never forget our friends. I miss still my two cats who passed away 2010 and 2012. Your landscape is amazing.

Deepa Gopal Sunil said...

I see the face and yes, it's a sweet tribute :) Crickette is a sweet name too.
Your work looks great with some fine lines.
Deepa
http://deepazworld.blogspot.in/

Karen Xavier said...

I'm in awe of your drawings... I used to draw long back, then I stopped. I don't know why... you are brilliant at this.