Reviews from

A Cat Called Spider

One of my son's cats

20 total reviews 
Comment from seshadri_sreenivasan


Against the dark background and the colour of her fur,spider's eyes are penetrating. A realistic and excellently rendered pet art in pastels. Bravo! Thanks for sharing!

 Comment Written 16-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 16-Feb-2018
    Many thanks for your great review. I'm very pleased you like this. Suzanne
Comment from ArtistCharles


Beautiful piece of art, as well as a meaningful memory for you. He reminds me very much of our cat that we recently lost, right down to the bright green eyes. I think you have done a very good job of capturing the beauty, character and spirit of the cat. I think the background around the head could have been just a little lighter so that he stood out a bit more. There is such wonderful detail in the fur and whiskers with very fine strokes, and at least in the photograph of the picture some o that is getting lost. The medium helps in the fineness of the picture.

 Comment Written 15-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 15-Feb-2018
    Many thanks for your very nice review. Suzanne
Comment from Jo Calderbank


This is a lovely image of spider the sea gull catching cat!
You have done a great job on the soft fur with lovely
Highlighting in the ears, beautiful capture of his eyes. I like that you set him against a dark back ground which is very well done as he is black himself, works really well. A special image. Very well done.

 Comment Written 15-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 15-Feb-2018
    Many thanks, Jo, for your lovely review. I'm very pleased you like Spider. Suzanne
Comment from Jairos


What a Gorgeous p[piece of art, as always your work is Impressive, love the l;lighting effect on the eyes reflection, great detail and nice tones and colors, good work, jairos

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 15-Feb-2018
    Thanks so much for your lovely review. I'm very pleased you like Spider. Suzanne
Comment from M_Otaku


So funny, my grandpa used to have a cute kitty just like this called Spider.
Your kitty is so adorable.
Love those eyes, so perfect.
Nice colors, the black and blue work very well together.
Great presentation, thanks for sharing.

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 15-Feb-2018
    Many thanks for your very nice review. I'm glad you like my Spider. Suzanne
reply by M_Otaku on 15-Feb-2018
    You're welcome and he is adorable.
Comment from fritz2


Very well done. Composition, color and impact all very good. Maybe would have liked a little contrast. Color seems a bit muted, or flat. Being a cat owner, I know you have done an excellent job of drawing the little details. Nicely done.

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 15-Feb-2018
    Many thanks for your very nice review. I'm glad you like this. Suzanne
Comment from GaliaG


at least he knows he is a cat, my cat only eats frozen food and if a seagull goes near to her she runs into home as quick as she can

lovely paint of his eyes

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 14-Feb-2018
    Many thanks, Galia. How funny that your cat only eats frozen food! Suzanne
Comment from Life is but a dream.


The usage of pastels works marvellously on this post for it has a dreamy quality through and through .

The eyes, well actually, the whole painting is done well in detail but the eyes seem to glow.

In photography we have a glow filter that I like to use and this is what your art feels like, glowy.

I think your dimensional proportions, the space between the eyes, the ears, the nose to whiskers and body in the background have been well rendered with good realistic precision.

Furthermore, you used a ceruleum blue or teal shade to add to the overall glow.

Suzanne, I do have some bad news for you....I have no more 6 stars left so you will have to place this Cyber 6 into your basket.

It's nice to see your art. I haven't stumbled upon your work for sometime now, mind you I've been off the site.

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 14-Feb-2018
    Many thanks, Olga, for your lovely review and cyber 6. I'm very pleased you like this. I've only been posting this year since my daughter and grandson returned to Australia at the end of January - they were with me for two months which was wonderful but we were so busy doing other things that there was hardly any time (or room, as I live in a small bungalow!) to paint. Suzanne
Comment from Melyuki


Hi Suzanne, well you certainly have captured Spider in a most appealing way. What a fabulous job you've done creating her beautiful face with Pastel chalks and pastel pencils.. The brush strokes rendering his dark brown coat of fur look very realistic. I love the shading around his eyebrows and forehead.. and beneath his nose area.. They really bring out his features well and give him charm and personality. His ears, with the same lighter shadows look striking . Spider's eyes are brilliant. You really have captured his soul .. rendered in yellowish tones with the brown pupil and the touch of white to add reflection make him come to life. He appears to be staring intently at something with a very concentrated expression around his mouth. Nicely rendered fine whiskers add to his beauty .. Great choice of background colour which provides a nice contrast to his fur tonings without distracting from the central image. Thanks for sharing Spider and his story. A beautiful cat and brilliantly rendered .. a joy to review. cheers mel

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 14-Feb-2018
    Many thanks for your really lovely review. I'm very pleased you like Spider. Suzanne
Comment from Envision


I adore black cats. I have two of them :) This one looks adorable! You have done such a nice job on the eyes and whiskers. The ears and the fur look really good too. I think this might be your best kitty painting that I have seen, or maybe I am too partial to black cats :) Either way this is excellent work.

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 14-Feb-2018
    Many thanks again for your great review and rating. So pleased you like this. Suzanne