Acrylic on board
Color aside, this cat is of a Siberian variety. Siberians are distant cousins to the Norwegian forest cats: this means that they are bulky, long-haired, and smart as the dickens. We had one when I was a kid, a mammoth of a feline who was loyal as a dog to my grandmother. His name was "Barsik", which translates into "little snow leopard".
Hi, Kimber! ;> Pleasure to meet'cha. Where are you at, in Tennessee, if I may ask? We're just on the border of TN/VA.. Tri-cities area.
Am not familiar with Pre-Raphaelites.. looks like 've got some searching to do. Of them, and of the other names you've mentioned.
Apologies for the late reply-- thing have been crazy here, as always...
Howdy! I'm in Clarksville, actually. Which is about 30 miles from Nashville, close to the border of Kentucky. I can't believe you're on the border of my state! My mom was actually born in VA...near Pentington Gap. Have you heard of it. My Great Granny lived in a tiny, little house there, until she died at age 90. Her house was so old fashioned...cast iron skillets, pot bellied stove. I used to go there as a kid, but haven't been back in a while. Both my folks are originally from East Tennessee.
Oh, what is your name, by the way? I promise I'll look at your link in a bit, to see your wolves. We actually love wolves. They are intensely intelligent and mystical creatures. Have you ever been to the Cherokee reservation in east TN/NC? Oh wow, it's amazing there. Do you ever get over to the Smoky Mtns? Fall is so gorgeous there.
Let's see...the Pre Raphaelites were sort of like a club of sorts. They were rather unhappy with the way art was going (1800s, I believe), and wanted to see art return to its roots, to the old masters, like DaVinci, Michaelangelo, etc. They often painted scenes from Camelot, etc, with Knights, Arthur, Guinevere, etc. I first learned about them in an Art History class in College. I really love anything Camelot. Have you ever seen the BBC's "Merlin"? It is fantastic!
It is really nice to meet you, btw!! Bye for now, Kimber