Having offered free “pet portraits” to the first 10 folk to respond on facebook and having got only one taker (Bless her soul!) – but so far no workable photo – I arm wrestled one of my facebook friends who posted this photo of his cat Tenzing:
SO there’s only one thing to do, and that is to go ahead of course! How can I resist Tenzing’s charm and the many and varied patterns of the basket and shadows!?
As I have been doing some other wrestling with learning how to use Pitivi, a free and open sourse video editor, for most of the day, I made a late start on sketching Tenzing’s outline:
I’m working a bit bigger than Lucy (17cm x 25cm) on this painting, 28cm x 35cm and on acid free 300gsm paper. It’s going to be a wonderful challenge – and of course there is a bit of uncertainty whether I am up for it. This time I’ve dug my tabletop easel out from the bottom of a pile of junk in the attic and I feel more confident using it to get the proportions right.
In the meantime my studio is spilling over into my home and tomorrow I’ll have to do a tidy up and drag everything back to where it belongs: