Sunday, October 22, 2017


Scragglepuss, looking very noble

My rendition

Scraggs in another pose, looking a tad malevolent

My drawing

First the eyes ...

... then some of the darker areas ...

... some wet in wet all over, with quin. violet and phthalo blue, followed by some black . He looks all right here, but somehow unfinished, so ...

... in a frenzy of paint-slapping, I added a thin, black background, and then went over the area of his body with a glaze of thicker paint.

One of my neighbours very kindly fed Bruno a few times when I was working. So I thought I would paint a portrait of her cat, Scragglepuss, to thank her. We had a visit, I took some photos, and off I went. I finished the first painting a few months ago, and gave it to Norma. [She loved it, and is having it framed.] But for some reason, I hadn't said all I wanted to say about Scraggs. I found another photo that intrigued me, and did this painting. I'm not sure that I like it, but it certainly says "CAT" to me. I did learn something through this - stroking with a lot of force on a flat brush using the thin edge gives a beautiful impression of long fur.

Thank you so much for dropping by!