As I mentioned yesterday, I have been working on some cat pages for Neet’s theme this month on Art Journal Journey so I have one to share with you today.
Today’s Art . . .
So here she is! Today’s page is inspired by my little furry muse – Miss Lily – who is actually a black kitty as you probably know, but for this page she is a grey kitty. I intended to paint her black but after painting this background, the grey under-layers just looked so nice next to it that I decided to keep it grey.
It might look like a bit of a strange pose, but she is well known as a bit of a contortionist kitty… here’s the photo I was working from…
It was her cute little pawsies that made me choose this photo – they just look so soft and velvety but of course inside the velvet glove is the iron paw lol.
This pink is one of my favourite colours. It’s Opera Rose by Sennelier and you can see it on the far left of this very messy palette.
So instead of a black cat with a blue background, we have a grey cat with a pink background. One of the reasons for changing it was because of something else I was working on at the same time that just happened to have a blue background so I wanted to change it up a bit and not have them looking the same..
The quote is one by James Herriot (the well known author and vet) and reads:
I have felt cats rubbing their faces against mine and touching my cheek with claws carefully sheathed. These things, to me, are expressions of love. – James Herriot
I like this quote as I have felt the same things with cats and feel the same way as he does about what it means, perhaps you have felt it too?
I just saw that the TIOT challenge is also about animals today, so I am linking there too.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading!
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