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Stanley With Apple, a Vintage Photo

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Stanley With Apple.

Sweet Stanley dozing in the evening sun just a month or so after I moved in here in 1990. I turned to see just an interesting composition: all of Stanley’s white from his chin to his paws alight with sun and he relaxed and asleep, the little apple-shaped candle on the table next to him providing an interesting color point in an otherwise nearly monochromatic painting. It looks very symbolic and perhaps it is, but then again perhaps it’s just an interesting visual composition.

Stanley loved that spot of sun all his life. A few months later I had moved my oak dining room table here and over the next few years I took the reference photos for After Dinner Nap, a painting that totally changed my life as an artist. Even when I moved that table Stanley continued to enjoy the evening sun in this spot. To this day the evening sun shines into the window at the same angle and dozens of cats enjoyed it; I remember them all, but mostly Stanley and his moments of relaxation.

See another vintage photo of Stanley in Building Memories, 2012 Perspective

Find out more about the amazing Stanley who lived to be 25 years old.


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