Picture of the week 05.07.07

Cat on Page 2D Pastel on marbledust board , 5" x 7"

I threw down some newspaper to protect the floor while I was painting, and
began to dwell on this picture of Snowball, a cat at the local animal shelter.
Did I worry about him? Yes. Did I do anything about it? Uh...not actually. But
I'd say there's an excellent chance he's okay now; almost all of the shelter's
neutered animals are adopted, and let me quote the picture's caption:
"Snowball is about seven months old, and loves dogs and cats."
Oh yeah, he was neutered. So I feel all right about him. Still, I think I'll send
the shelter a little donation. As should we all.

This a pretty loose piece, and could be refined a lot more, but I stopped early
when I felt like I'd caught the look in his eyes. You can tell what Snowball's thinking:
two words, and they are not "happy birthday."

If this has been too much of a downer, and if you're cat people like me, try
this link, which never fails to cheer me up.

Previously on Picture of the Week:

04.30.07: Study for God's Linoleum
04.23.07: Pareidolia for Dummies

04.16.07: Pareidolia
04.02.07: Regression Redux
03.19.07: Regression

03.12.07: She's Ready

02.26.07: Cold as Hell
02.12.07: The Three Faces of Suzanne

02.05.07: Progress, of a Sort
01.22.07: What I Painted
01.15.07: Art Lesson

01.08.07: Mountcastle Drive
01.01.07: Resolution
12.24.06: Christmas Eve
12.18.06: Wintering
12.11.06: By Way of Apology
12.04.06: Rodney Hits the Floor
11.27.06: Gondola Car and Busy Ball
11.20.06: Sketch for The Remains
11.13.06: Work in Progress: Lawn Deer

11.06.06: Two Studies for VW

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