Medium: Oil pastel on dark peach, suede mat board
Dimensions: Original. 10.5 × 13 inches;
Scanned. 7648 × 6250 pixels @600ppi
Date: July 16, 2011 (upload, 2011-07-17)
Was drawing (or painting, as the case may be) an abstract in oil pastels around midnight.
Just as I was satisfying myself with the smoothness of the pastels on the suede surface, and contemplating the abstract colors and lines, a cat crept into the work.
A nearby bluebird flew onto the canvas, too. I believe we’ve caught it in the act of chiding the cat. Or perhaps it fancies the plumbs in the pool.
By the time I added a signature, the cat’s whiskers had sunburned.
So much for “burning the midnight oils”.
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