Monday, September 11, 2006

Gratuitous Cat Picture Ahead!

I was trying to think of what to do for my art piece today. As I was sitting here, the boy in the fur coat cuddled up next to me. His fur is so glossy, it reflects the light in such interesting ways- a subtle silver under electric lights, a blinding white in the full sun.

I used a tile that I had prepped yesterday. I played with crinkling up the cards, soaking them in water and then painting on the backs with watercolors. The water and subsequently the paint comes through the cracks and not so much through the unwrinkled paper (depending on the weight of the paper and how long you soak it). It's not showing up as strongly here, but I decided not to wait for tomorrow morning's sunlight to photograph this piece. Kouros tries to eat my cereal when I upload pictures during breakfast.

I think it's only appropriate that on the anniversary of such a terrible, terrible day that I focused in on my two boys (yeah, the human boy didn't make it into the picture, but I was thinking of him, too). I hope all of my imaginary friends are safe and well and surrounded by loved ones on a day of sad rememberence like today.


Aprilynne said...

Awesome reflection high lights!

I rather enjoy the idea of being an imaginary friend, and yes we got thru the day mostly ok. Just a stomach pang now and then =(

Amanda said...

I loooove the painting! My Mom and Dad have two black cats and over the years, they have amassed quite a collection of black cat art - your painting looks like it would fit right in! Kouros is a fantastic model!