Blue Green Cat Silhouette in Watercolor (World Watercolor Month 12/31)

Working wet-in-wet and watercolor seem to go hand in hand.   I find it most fun when I lay vibrant, juicy M. Graham colors in to an already damp surface, so the paints can mingle and dance, as they’re meant to do.    It’s always fun, and you can hardly ever predict how it’ll turn out.   Bonus!    This is 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″ on Arches 140 lb. cold-press watercolor paper   (Note:   As a Blick Art Materials affiliate, purchases from these links help to support my site, and a fledgling art business.):


So last night, I had some fun with a silhouette of a cat, which I lightly drew with a 5H pencil, damp paper, my watercolor palette…and some splatter.   Splatter seems to make everything better!

Thought for the Day:  Purr more.   Meow less.    What makes you feel like purring?    Do more of it; make time for yourself.   Make the world a better place, one soul at a time.  Remember the ripples.   Peace.

92 thoughts on “Blue Green Cat Silhouette in Watercolor (World Watercolor Month 12/31)

    1. Lol they do love a good play. 🙂 I’m still working on it, Carrie, it’s a work in process really, and I take pictures in stages so if I go too far I can post the one before I overdid it. This one didn’t turn out the way I envisioned it, but watercolor pretty much never does for me. I think it’s part of the beauty of it because sometimes it turns out even better! It helps when I sit down in a good mood to watercolor. If I’m tense, I feel like people can see it in my work. Do you feel that way too?


  1. Your kitty was purrrrrrfect today. Just what I needed it. Your words meant even more as Kevin is having a difficult time in Louisville. Please keep him in your prayers.

    Hugs, Jean 🙏🏼😘 Sent from my iPhone


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  2. Woohoo loo! Love love love this. Wet in wet is so much fun. This kitty silhouette is just distinctive enough but loose with places oozing out, just enough white space left to grab our eye and splatter to give it loose movement. I am sure you had fun with this one. Makes me want to draw silhouettes and splash!! 🖌😝

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  3. And love the colors. KFMR when using something totally untraditional for an object makes it so beautiful. And I am sure this brought back some sweet memories of a great love 💙💚

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              1. LOL – had to go back and look – haha! No clue what the actual word was supposed to be now 🙂 And I spent time trying to figure out what YOU meant — oh goodness – iPhone Autocorrect at its best. maybe that can be our new code word for AWESOME SAUCE – 🙂


      1. Sweet! I did a watercolor of our dog a long time ago. I think it is on my blog. She is named Brownie. It was done from a photo my daughter took of her when she was pretty young. She’s 14 now! 🙂 I have liked one cat in my life, though. Her name is Cutie Cat and she used to live next door. She never spat or scratched or anything. She was a real sweet kitty! 🙂

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  4. I love your cat silhouette, Laura! ❤️ Such pretty colors too! 😄 My Jack decided we needed more excitement in our lives and decided to bring a LIVE baby bunny into the house last night… 😳

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      1. We were able to get the bunny outside still alive (but traumatized). I don’t like it when cats go after bunnies. 😔 And after chasing it around our house like Elmer Fudd, we were a bit traumatized too! 😬

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  5. I see your work and Debi’s as well, and wish I could do what you two do. Honestly! This is awesome, Laura! Learning how to do what I Love to do makes me purr, especially when I am behind my camera. Total Bliss. At ONE with All. Nothing else exists but that moment …. I am sure you know what I am talking about! 🙂 ❤

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              1. I live such a “clean” life that I have zero tolerance now for hangovers and “bad habits”. Nope. Now if PhotoShop would just stop already adding on to their already huge program … LOL There is no way I will ever learn it all. I am happy I am managing what I am. 🙂

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  6. God this is beautiful. I’ve painted with acrylics all my life, but there’s just something so… serene about watercolors. They seem so deliciously unpredictable to work with. At least, if you are a lover of impressionism and the like. It’s almost like they have a true life of their own!

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