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Pangur Bán III
Pangur Bán III by Gallery Juana

Earlier I posted about my latest series, Pangur Bán. Above is my latest in that series.

My neighbor has a beautiful, grey, tom cat. Our front and back yards are part of his territory, so he often makes himself at home in our yard. He was the inspiration for Pangur Bán III. I started out with green-tinted sumi ink and watercolor for the first layer and added layers of acrylic, black sumi ink, pencil and watercolor to bring it up to a grey hue with subtle differences of color.  I drew his collar with watercolor pencil.

As a side note, when I was living in Japan, I purchased a variety of  sumi ink in different hues: black, brown, blue, green.

I hope everyone is having a good weekend.  I'll be around to visit shortly.

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...he is so beautiful!
Wanda's Wings said…
I just love cats.
ohhh......just LOVEeeeee the eyes. :) Nice job! Hugs
lissa said…
he's very commanding with the eyes.

hope your day is sweet.
Julia Christie said…
I think he looks very regal! Great job.

Joni Nickrent said…
Wonderful it!
Heather said…
what a handsome cat. i like the inks you used. He has great eyes, too....very deep...just like a cat! have a great evening!
Helen said…
Cats can be so hard to do and you have done this so well.
Tammie Lee said…
this is fantastic,
i love the way you have used color to create your neighbor ;-}
Christine said…
he looks very aristocratic.
Kristin Dudish said…
I love those golden eyes! Did I miss #2? I'm glad you weren't more seriously hurt on your bike!

(I love zumba too!)

Unknown said…
Very striking and powerful-looking.
Morph Waffle said…
Very cool, lovely cat painting. I love gray cats.
Deanna said…
Great job! I love how his eyes kind of glow.
Tracy said…
Such wonderful detail and expression, Juana! He really "speaks!" And I like the graphic designs he's floating on--almost like a shirt collar! Happy Day ((HUGS))
EVA said…
He is so handsome! Reminds me of my Russian Blue cat, Yuri.

Well done!
Beautiful job..I use to have a Russian Blue well as a Maine Coon, at one time..Cats are fun, but very independent..The Maine Coon Cat we had, didn't know he was a cat..haha..thought he was human..What a fun time they were..xooxRosebud.
GalleryJuana said…
Thank you for your lovely comments and visits!

Rosebud, cats are a hoot aren't they!

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