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Self_Portrait_Fitful by HeatherHorton Self_Portrait_Fitful by HeatherHorton
Self-Portrait, Fitful
2007
Oil On Canvas
18"x24"

I have been struggling in some ways mentally lately....and I hope that this painting might subtely convey that.....
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:icondinosawrawr:
dinosawrawr Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2008
you look so pretty and peaceful. and the cat idea is just genius.
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ttacs Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2008
I like this self portrait a lot - it reminds me of the paintings of Lucian Freud (which I hope you will take as a compliment...) :sprint:
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pablorenauld Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
aplausos .... plaf plaf plaf... beautiful work
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:iconbobtheraccoon:
bobtheraccoon Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Very nice
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:iconbananalicious:
bananalicious Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007  Professional General Artist
mmm sleep...:D
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:icondante1982:
dante1982 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
beautiful as always:)
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:iconvdbowman:
vdBowman Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
Well, it certainly conveys the fact that you are an incredibly talented artist. Artistic souls seem to be the most tortured :)
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:iconrachelab74:
rachelab74 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love how you have your kitty peeking in on you from the top!! :clap:
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:iconnebechard:
nebechard Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
I think it does. I like the way your hand grabs at the covers...it's a nice little detail
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:iconnnicc:
nnicc Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Very nice. And lovely cat.
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:iconliviaa:
liviaa Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
lovely !! I love the composition, the colours, the way you paint :clap: and I love the cat up there !!!
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:iconayanayzodei:
AyanAyzodei Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007   General Artist
very Lucian Freud ! Delightful stuff.
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manfredkooistra Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
I love how the cat very cautiously approches the person. Just as they do when they are not sure about something or someone. So the cat tells me something is wrong. Great.
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:iconnifflheim:
nifflheim Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
i love the detail of the cat....as always your art never disappoints! it leaves me O_O
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FelixKlee Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
This one is great again(like usual), but it´s different. It´s transports a different feeling. It´s so calm, but the blanket´s and the pillow´s drapery express a certain interior agitation. The cat completes it....I hope I haven´t gone too far, but that´s what I think when I look at it. ...Wonderful.
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carts Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional
LOve it! Putting Simon in is a great addition.
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:iconabddevil:
AbdDevil Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Good as always, i like the way you did the face its too personal, keep the good work :)
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:iconj0rosa:
j0rosa Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
everything is great esp. the colour of the black covers, the folds, wow!!!
and hope you're feeling okay :hug:
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Brunnhilde Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Your sleepy portraits are so sweet, they are my favourites among all your beautiful paintings. And the cat! :heart: Kitty is not sleeping already, he is waiting for it's mistress to awake, isn't it?:love:
I'm not writing that the painting is very well done, that's obvious.
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SteveJasper Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Really interesting style. I like your bold strokes :)
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HeatherHorton Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Thanks for your comments. I really appreciate them. My cat Simon is the feline in question. I think he loks a bit concerned...probably just pondering getting under the covers but I think it could be interpreted in a different way too.
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ZigiCreator Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
I love your style. youre amazing.
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velociraptor842 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Absolutely gorgeous, and so beautifully executed!! The message feels nicely conveyed to me. I just love your style, and the freeness of your paint, and how perfectly balanced it feels. I just love it so, so much. :heart:
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:iconministan:
ministan Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Hmmm... fitfulness perhaps subtly conveyed. But then, what does kittie symbolize?
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:icongeehumshriber:
Geehumshriber Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
great work as always!
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:iconariesartist:
AriesArtist Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007   Traditional Artist
Beautiful brushwork. The cat is a very sweet touch, and I agree, it would have a completely different mood without him or her.
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papiland Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
If the cat wasn’t there, it would have been a whole different painting. That’s why I love your paintings...sometimes for what is there...sometimes for what isn’t...but mostly for the deep sense of one’s reality. Great work!
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JOFX Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Artist
i just did my first ever oil thingy. just a quick one because i have like 2% of some tubes left (they are like 20 years old) Anyhow i was wondering: do you get the colours more... floaty by mixing spirit in them?
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:iconmakeo:
makeo Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007
floaty ??
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:iconjofx:
JOFX Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2007  Professional Artist
YES... all like... smoooth
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:iconmakeo:
makeo Featured By Owner Nov 1, 2007
then yes ,

oil paint isnt smooth unless diluted .
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:iconjofx:
JOFX Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2007  Professional Artist
you dont say(:
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JamesSkeltonSmith Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007  Professional Traditional Artist
Beautifully done
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toonrama Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
Yes! Wonderful.
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guvensahinkanat Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2007
very good
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