From 2013: Cats are usually simply happy wherever they are because if they aren’t, they leave and find a place where they can be simply happy.
Looking at Mr. Sunshine’s graceful curve and watching the fluid motion of his bath I decided only watercolor would do. He and Jelly Bean were so cozy on the table by the window I knew they’d be there for a while and I could at least get a start, which I did, blocking them in as best I could. Even though Mr. Sunshine finished his bath and totally changed position I still finished the painting in one session. Bean was happily sleeping, sketching him is usually pretty easy.
And in just a few days I’ll also have gift items featuring this image. Just wait and see!
Today: I still love this painting because of what I accomplished in it, and for its preservation of a memory of two beloved cats. When I started my daily cat sketches in December 2011 my goal was not only to practice but to learn, experiment and innovate. One of my goals was to loosen up with watercolor, and that I did. I’m happy with how loose this is, with just enough detail simply by layering watercolor in some places and washing water into it in others. Also, they are blue. They were black cats, but the cool light from the north window washed them with that January blue, and here we are with “Winter Cats”.
Where to find this artwork
I also offer a variety of digital and canvas prints, a greeting card and a note card, find this on Portraits of Animals. And if you are interested in the gift items I’m making with this art, you can search Portraits of Animals for “winter cats” and you’ll find what’s available. I’ll also be featuring them here too.
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