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Ari On My Knee
8" x 10"
Caran d'Ache Neopastel on Ultra Deep Colourfix
My entry for the Oil Pastel Society 2009 Member Show which I've been keeping under wraps since I did it on the 13th. I got a note yesterday that okayed Barn Swallow for it too, so both of these have been sent in on time.

Here's one for today, that I won't be posting on WetCanvas.com till July 25th for the Plant Parade competition. Photo reference by Dewi for the Plant Parade "Green Orchid Project." I think everyone participating posts them all to the thread on the 25th.


Green Orchid I
8 1/2" x 11"
Sakura Koi watercolor
Lama Li watercolor journal, Rough paper.

I found out that the waterbrush doesn't let enough flow to really fill the rough paper thoroughly with a loose wash, so I'll be going back to using bigger brushes like my squirrel mop in the next one I do in this journal. Working on a Bob Davies "Two-Stage Sky" exercise now, for which naturally I made up a different landscape than the one he had. Watching paint dry.
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ulesegi
Jul. 16th, 2009 07:47 pm (UTC)
"Ari On My Knee" is one of the most beautiful cat portraits I've ever seen. What an amazing job of capturing an Oriental cat's "inscrutable gaze".

This piece also reminds me very much of my mother's Himalayan, except her brat cat has green eyes...she is an alley Himalayan. ;)

Thank you for sharing your art. Your blog gives me something to look forward to each day.
robertsloan2
Jul. 16th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much! Ari could be considered an Alley Himalayan too, except his hair isn't quite the texture of a Persian's. Your mother's cat must be so beautiful! So glad you like it!
mikellsgems
Jul. 16th, 2009 09:34 pm (UTC)
Art on my Knee is phenomenal!!!! You have out done yourself, Mr. Sloan - not an easy task!!! Wow!
robertsloan2
Jul. 16th, 2009 10:43 pm (UTC)
Thank you! I hope the jury agrees with you (and that there aren't any cat haters on it, lol)
mikellsgems
Jul. 17th, 2009 12:38 am (UTC)
Keep us posted - when will you know?
robertsloan2
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:39 am (UTC)
I'll blog as soon as I do -- don't know how long it takes for the judging but I should get something from the OPS about it. I don't know the date they'll announce it or put up the webpage with all the show entries. Crossing my fingers though!

I'm in the Associates category so I'm not really competing with the Professional and Signature members. I think that may give me a good chance. Either way, after the show's over, I think I will definitely include this among the fiwe pieces I send to the jury to see if I qualify for Professional status.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 17th, 2009 07:55 am (UTC)
Good idea! I always enjoy your work but this one stands apart!!! Superlative!
robertsloan2
Jul. 17th, 2009 02:04 pm (UTC)
Thank you!
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