November 17, 2009

"Bridgett"

Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel 8" x 8"

Early this year I was asked to donate a pet portrait to the Humane Society. Anyone who adopted a cat or kitten during the spring and summer was entered into a drawing for a painting of their newly adopted companion. The winner was the owner of this pretty girl named Bridgett. Her ice blue eyes and interesting coloration would have compelled me to paint her even if there had been no contest. Her beautiful party colored markings and sweet demeanor guaranteed her a place in someones heart and home. I hope they like the painting. My fashion roots came out and I gave her the stark grey seamless treatment made famous by Francesco Scavullo, Richard Avedon and Irving Penn.

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

It was certainly interesting for me to read that blog. Thanx for it. I like such topics and everything that is connected to them. I would like to read a bit more on that blog soon.

arcobaleno said...

Ciao Mark!!!! this paint is.......WONDERFUL!!!!!!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, mystery person. I hope to flesh out my blog posts in the future. Finishing and posting paintings at 2:00 AM doesn't allow much time for creativity behind the keyboard.

Mark Adams said...

Grazie, Arcobaleno. Sono felice voi lo gradico.

Deb O said...

Love her.

Susan Burns said...

She is beautiful and so is your involvement and gift with the Humane Society. Bravo! I am inspired!

Deborah Ross said...

Mark, I am so so so glad you are back! This little kitten is adorable,and the background suits her dramatic coloring.

Sheila said...

This is so amazing. Bridgett appears as she could leap off the canvas at any moment!

Cynthia said...

What a beautiful cat that some lucky person got to adopt and what a wonderful rendering of her ,,,your work is marvelous and how nice of you to do this at the Humane Society.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks. Deb.

Mark Adams said...

Susan, The best thing about getting comments, aside from the knowledge that others are looking at ones work, is you gets a chance to link over to other artists sites that you may not be familiar with. Your work is terrific. I love the nocturnes. Thanks for the kind words.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Deborah. It's good to be back.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Sheila. Gotta love a stark grey background.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Cynthia. We lived 2 blocks away from our local Humane Society before we moved. It broke my heart to walk in the place and see so many cats and kittens needing loving homes. We have a full house with 4 inside rescue cats and 2 spayed ferals, who I am happy to report made the transition to the new house. Thank God for the Humane Society and all the other rescue groups. It was the least I could do.

arcobaleno said...

wow, Mark!!!! I like your....italian language!!! many hugs from Rome!!!!

debra walters fine art said...

Precious!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Debra {:-)>

Diane said...

Love her... and Baltimore Humane thanks you

Mark Adams said...

My pleasure, Diane. Glad I could help.

Dean Grey said...

Mark!

Gorgeous job on this! Very detailed for such a small painting.

Yes, Brigett's eyes look a stunning ice-blue!

Impressive!

-Dean

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Dean. I appreciate your taking time to comment. It is going to be raining cats and dogs on my blog for a while with Christmas coming and with it a flood of commissions. Not that that is a bad thing as they are a favorite subject for these small paintings.

susan southard said...

Oh My! What a beautiful picture!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Susan

starcakeastrology.blogspot.com said...

wow! a beautiful painting and for a worthy cause!