Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Chaco By The Fire
With Jim's and my time sucked up by continuing and trailing loose-end projects on the house, we've become pretty good at tucking small creative things in while waiting for the contractor to arrive, or paint to dry or deliveries. My studio is still only that cool refuge downstairs that Jim and I retreat to with a glass of wine in the evenings, to watch the sun go down over the garden. All my studio furniture and equipment is there in disarray, still waiting to be organized into a functioning space for painting and writing. However, for the time being, I can put in fifteen minutes here and there with Procreate on my iPad, or macrame a beaded cord on a clipboard for a pendant, etc.
The above is "painted" in Procreate from another photo of a friend's old Maine Coon cat. The only part of the photo left that I haven't painted over is the center of the cat's face. And even there I've enhanced it. The background is a fabrication on my part, the cat just looked like he needed to be by a fireplace. A regal animal, for sure.