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Rabbi Feeding Cats

A rabbi feeding a yellow fish to Siamese cats

10 total reviews 
Comment from Life is but a dream.


Pam, we had 3 cats in Canada. We are cat (and dog) lovers. For the life of me I cannot make out "head nor tail" of those cats he's feeding.

It looks like you put a lot of work into this and I don't understand the yellow "cat" sitting on his shoulder? What is that. He certainly is well bearded.

The brick wall is very nice and well done although I have no idea what that scorpion is doing there, or is it a gekho?

I like his eyes, I can see he has a lot of caring there and the emotion is seen.

Very interesting post.

 Comment Written 14-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 14-Feb-2018
    Thank you, Life for your helpful review
reply by Life is but a dream. on 14-Feb-2018
    Thank you Pamela for not ripping my head off. I appreciate that a lot.
reply by the author on 14-Feb-2018
    You are just being honest. I did this thirty years ago. My 8th altogether
Comment from Envision


I like the brightness of color that the yellow adds to the scene. It looks like the bricks took some time and they look good. Nice details on the rabbi too. Kitties do like to be dramatic when begging for food!

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Thank you, Envision for your nice review and rating. It seems that it takes someone who has had cats to see them. The people are looking for cat faces since then Ca
    N?t tell what the cats are doing. Those of us with cats know exactly what is going on.
reply by Envision on 13-Feb-2018
    I see them standing and meowing and moving around the way cats do when they are excited about treats or food.
reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Right. Thanks for that. But, if you never had a cat, u might not be able to see it. Cats can be hilarious when they are getting treats
Comment from lacrikit1


Another interesting concept. We paint or photograph what we feel is important. You did good with this piece.. nice colors also. Keep up the good work. Thank you for sharing.

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Thank you, lacrikit1 for your nice review and rating
reply by lacrikit1 on 13-Feb-2018
    Your welcome.
Comment from AHRowell


Very interesting piece. Love the Rabbi's blue eyes. They really brings your eyes to his face. Presentation and visual impact are creative. Highlighting and shading minor. Would love to see more depth with shading and lighting. Overall an interesting render.

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    True, AHRowell. This was only my eighth painting thirty years ago. I picked up the brush and oil paints having by instruction, classes, training or classes. I kind of regret that now. I have gotten better about it. Thank you
reply by AHRowell on 13-Feb-2018
    Oh ok! Gosh you should see my first piece! Yikes! But very nice for your first paintings!
Comment from alaskapat


It's always fun to look at all of the detail in your work, I love the brick wall with the window above the rabbis head, his wardrobe and beard very well created, the cats showing their excitement at his offering. Very interesting to view. I like it!

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Thank you, alaskapat for your nice review and rating.
Comment from dalebraatz


this is a good story telling image, has nice colors and depth but until I read your notes I could not make out a cat till i read they were going through gyrations, a pleasure to look at. thank you for sharing. dale

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Thank you, Dale for your nice review and rating. Once you knew they were cats, they looked the part?
reply by dalebraatz on 13-Feb-2018
    i knew then why I couldn't tell they were cats
reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Why? Could you tell once you knew? Cats at that angle are hard to identify unless you know they are cats
reply by dalebraatz on 13-Feb-2018
    I could not find their faces, usually even if the are moving around you could see a face at least inone,
reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Their backs are to you. You will only see the backs of their heads. Not that important. Thanks for the feedback.
Comment from GaliaG


Why a rabbi, are you jeswish?

I am and I live in Israel, so this paint is very symbolic to me

excellent creativity and initial impact

thanks for sharing

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    No. I am not Jewish. I believe in freedom to worship any way one wishes as long as nobody is harmed. I suspected you were Jewish and I did think of you when I posted it. Thank you for your nice review and rating
Comment from Malmax


This is a lovely paint Pamela buy what really catches my eye is how beautiful the eyes of the Rabbi look. The expression you portrayed is just wonderful. The look is almost endearing and when I blow this up and look into his eyes I can feel how he cares for those cats. Its strange how one small detail has the power to draw you in and the eyes in this did it for me. Great job.
Malmax

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Thank you, Marsha for your nice review and rating
reply by Malmax on 13-Feb-2018
    You're welcome
Comment from Melyuki


Hi there Pamela. thanks for sharing another of your works of art. A lovely rendition of the rabbi with his little yellow bag of treats. His stance is appealing and I love the detailed face which supports that long and flowing grey beard.. His gesture , with hand poised above the cats, give him a rather kind and gentle appearance . The brushstrokes in his beard with the lighter highlights gives the impression it is thick and rather bushy. The cats doing their gyrating dance hoping for more, are most effective. The splashes of dark brown on their paler bodies help to create that feeling of movement.. The yellow bag, shaped like a fish, could be telling us that indeed the treats are of a fishy nature.. Nice addition of colour and contrast against the brown cloak of the rabbi. The well rendered brick wall is a lovely backdrop and allows the rabbi's figure to stand out in the foreground. Nice touch of blue on the left, , possibly a bench of some sort, adds warm and welcoming emotion. as do the little windows in their nice shades of green. I think the excitement of the cats, might indicate that getting these treats from the Rabbi, has been done before. .. A lovely painting with a feel good appeal . thanks for sharing with us Pamela. a pleasure to review. cheers mel

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Thank you, Mel for your nice review and rating. Yes all of my cat?s foid and treats are fish. Stinky breath. But, fish is all he will eat. Now, what is that
    Other yellow to the right of the rabbi? Anyone?s guess. Lol
reply by Melyuki on 13-Feb-2018
    lol... perhaps it is a litter bag.. or maybe it has a packet of wipes in it. so the Rabbi can wipe his smelly fishy fingers after delivering the treats. hahaha. nice one ...
Comment from Dick Lee Shia


Okay, I won't...but what is that yellow thing on his shoulder?
;-)
A well thought out creation with so much texture from the brick wall.
The eyeCATching creatures in chiaroscuro effect look relatively famished as opposed to the stout rabbi...!
Effective use of dramatic illumination against obscure backdrop.
Compact tall format framing works well for this image.

Thanks for sharing...

 Comment Written 13-Feb-2018


reply by the author on 13-Feb-2018
    Thank you, Dick. This was only my eighth painting with no classes, training or lessons. That other yellow thing must be another bag what else? Lol
reply by Dick Lee Shia on 13-Feb-2018
    HAHAHAHAHAHA! Thanks for that warm laugh as its raining here...cold typhoon season!