acrylic on 6" x 6" masonite panel
This is a work-in-progress of one of my cats, named Catch. Catch is a cat that we inherited about 9 years ago, when she was 4 years old. Her owners were leaving the country and decided that we would make a good home for her... so she came to live with us. She had been raised in a small apartment in eastern Canada, and when she arrived here, was totally freaked out by all the space in our home. She hid under boxes for about a month, and hissed at us any time we tried to pet her. Then one day, she suddenly decided we were okay, came up to us meowing, and that was that!
She gets her name from a game she used to play before we got her (we don't play games! he he) where a small piece of paper was rolled up and thrown into the air. She would try to catch the paper in between her front paws. She would then pick it up and bring it to you to throw again. She really is a nice cat, even when she stays out till 2:00 a.m. and then brings home a live mouse which she drops on the kitchen floor. (It was dark when I let her in, and I didn't know that she had a mouse. She catches them, but won't kill them!)
This painting is acrylic on masonite board. This is my first cat painting... and I am liking it so far. It is probably about 1/2 finished.
I have not liked the couple of paintings I have done on masonite before, and have actually thrown them out. But for some reason (could it be that I suddenly "understand" the texture of the surface?) this one is going well.
I will post the finished painting next week.