December 2, 2009

"Abbey"

Oil on museum quality ampersand gessobord panel - 6" x 8"

As promised - this is Jake's friend Abbey basking in the afternoon sun. I had mixed feelings about included her intense red collar but I think I like it.

21 comments:

Diane said...

other sweet kitty whose soft fur looks ready for a gentle stroke!

B Boylan said...

Love the bold touch of red! I think is serves the piece well. And what a smart kitty with those squinty eyes!

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Diane. She does look like she is enjoying her day in the sun.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Brenda. I appreciate the feedback, especially from a fellow artist whose work I admire.

Cynthia said...

Another beauty...yes the red collar is great. I have a black and white cat who loves to wear either red or royal blue accessories...a real "glamour puss"
I love the squinting eyes on this beauty,,,they so often do this and you captured it perfectly.

Delilah said...

Abby is becoming a really good modle. So nice she is all dressed up for the Holiday with a red colar. I wonder if Elvis would wear one?

Deb O said...

Love the red collar. Pulls the warmth of the deck further up into the painting with a bit of an exclamation point. Two great paintings for someone on Christmas day.

Mark Adams said...

Cynthia,

JJ, too, squeezes his eyes when he is contented, so I know and love that look. I'm glad you think it works here. Thanks for the comment.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Deb.

Mark Adams said...

Delilah, I never saw Elvis in a red collar but I have no doubt he had his kinky side. I think white jump suits were more his...What's that - your cats name is Elvis? Um...never mind.

Alice Thompson said...

Mark, I like the way you captured that sleepy expression but I am having trouble with that red. It makes me think she just had a fatal accident.

Mark Adams said...

Alice, My wife said the same thing when she saw the original reference so I tried it without the collar and it didn't really work. Perhaps the color red evokes that "Jack the ripper" feeling where the neck is concerned but as an abstract element in the composition and whereas dear Abbey wears said collar, I think it works.

~:~ Holly said...

Absolutely soul touching !
Love it, love you...

P.s.
I have lost track of your new email- could you send it my way- or give me a call- the girls officially know what they would like for christmas...
(if you haven't already shopped for them).

~:~ Holly said...

PSS
I just became friends with Albert Hofmann on facebook-
wait - is he still alive....>?
No,may he rip...
but apparently he's my friend from beyond... on facebook. silly :>
Abby-
funny to see this tonight...
thanks for the smile!

becky joy said...

Wonderful piece. Love the attitude of the cat. Typical and familiar

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Holly XOXO

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Becky.

Pegi Sue said...

Mark, I'm SO glad to see you back at it!! I haven't checked in a while, sorry....been BUSY!!! But it's good to see all of your gorgeous work again!!!:)
I've been working on a "Caymus" for Jerry's wife for Christmas. I'd appreciate if you could go over and check it out...
HUGS to you,
Pegi

Dean Grey said...

Mark!

This looks great!

I love Abbey's expression and those squinting eyes! Quite original!

And don't worry, the splash of red on the collar is just what this painting needed!

Excellent job!

-Dean

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Pegi Sue. Things have been crazy here with last minute secret Christmas commissions and trying to get the new house in order for the holidays. Hopefully 2011 will see lots more work coming out of the studio.

Mark Adams said...

Thanks, Dean.