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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Miss Mouse...carbon and graphite

...Miss Mouse...
carbon and graphite on paper, 6x9, double matted,
prints available


The Story Behind the Image: Miss Mouse is our neighborhood cat. We say she is a "free spirit." She never lets anyone get too close and only comes around if she thinks there is a meal for her. Miss Mouse and her family live in the big storm sewer pipe that drains into the branch near my home. I worry about her and her little family because when it rains this pipe drains all the water from the streets...but somehow she always knows just when to move her kittens to higher ground!

On this day I used my telephoto lens and got this wonderful shot of her "shopping" for her own meal. Crouched down in the grass, stalking a bird...all you could see was her head. She definitely had lunch on her mind. I just love the intensity in her eyes and I tried to catch the intensity of her gaze in my drawing.

Update: This is her fourth spring as part of our lives, and you guessed it...she has a new litter of kittens. She's a good mother and such fun to watch. Miss Mouse was such fun to draw, enjoy.

The drawing "Miss Mouse" is on cream toned fine art paper and presented in a double mat. It is offered in Limited Edition Prints and Artist Proofs...check my Portfolio for availability or the Original and prices.


Links:
Website ...Marsha Robinett Fine Art
My Squidoo ...Drawing Techniques
"Miss Mouse" ...learn more


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3 comments:

Stacy said...

Great job on Miss Mouse! Especially those eyes - they look so moist and intent. I think you achieved your goal!

I also wanted to say your tag line under your blog title is great.

Jeanette said...

This is a gorgeous portrait Marsha. You indeed have that look in her hunting eyes.

I have my own 'free spirit' who decided to stay with me awhile. You inspire me to do another portrait of him.

Marsha Robinett said...

Stacy,
Thank you, I'm going to try to get a good photo of one of her kittens this summer.

Jeanette,
Aren't cats great! Does your free spirit let you pet him? I've gotten pretty close but not yet. Let me know when you get your "free spirit" portrait done...would love to see him.

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