Felinity Expressed in Watercolor

Watercolor is a beautiful artform and perhaps one of the loveliest ways to capture the nuances of a feline subject.

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Country Kitten by Mary Gibbs

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Watercolor is a beautiful artform and perhaps one of the loveliest ways to capture the nuances of a feline subject.

Black Cat, A53, by Endre Penovac

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Close-up of Kitty Model by Moon Stumpp

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Consider the combined aesthetics of depth and transparency that in many ways defines the very essence of a cat.

At times they are thoughtful, seemingly as equally mystical as wise.

It could also be they are, as T.S. Eliot so eloquently wrote, in a cerebral contemplation which we will never understand:

When you notice a cat in profound meditation,
The reason, I tell you, is always the same:
His mind is engaged in a rapt contemplation
Of the thought, of the thought, of the thought of his name:
His ineffable effable
Effanineffable
Deep and inscrutable singular Name.

Watercolor cats by matildarose
Watercolor cats by matildarose

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Whimsy Cats Four by Ann Mroczenski

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As to the transparent aspect, that is, most likely, more self-evident.

It is easy to tell, sometimes, with certain felines, when she is pleased or displeased with you.

Still, that, too, can be challenging to ascertain, as often the pleased and displeased do not seem that far apart.

Tubby by Svetlana Novikova

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Children magazine illustration for "Get off my Lap, Cat" watercolor illustration by Yong Chen
Children magazine illustration for “Get off my Lap, Cat” watercolor illustration by Yong Chen

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Witness the process of a watercolor cat creation as demonstrated through this a beautiful example of the artistry.

 

 

 

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