Wednesday, 27 March 2013

A Place in the Sun



watercolour and coloured pencil in my Moleskine watercolour sketchbook



















We've had a little bit of sun here and there and temperatures are slowly rising.  A favourite spot for the cats in the  morning is the big wooden table on the front of the house.  It's a place to sit and get warm and perhaps have a wash too.
Here my cat reminds me a bit of a sphinx in the way he's sitting, what do you think?

I'm making the most of the little sun we have as I will be off to snowy UK tomorrow, the gloves and scarves have had to packed....brrrrr
I'm not sure how often I will be able to get on line so here's wishing you all a happy Easter!







14 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

That is one happy contented cat, you can hear it purring! Pack your thermal underwear, the wind is so very cold! Have a Happy Easter over here.

stewcrowther said...

Great painting of the Sphinx...!
Your right about snowy England at the moment. Although it was sunny earlier then when I had to go for a scan it started snowing.
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Jane said...

Gorgeous picture of your cat - I can feel the warmth. Hope you find it not too awfully cold here in the UK - this afternoon on the school run I found myself pondering the fact that it was so much warmer and milder - it had got all the way up to 5 degrees celsius!
Safe trip and travel and look forward to your pictures on your return.

Sue Clinker said...

Happy Easter to you Cathy.

I'm not looking forward to returning to UK winter temperatures next weekend. I'm really not a 'cold weather' person.

Melissa said...

Oh,my! Happy kitty in a sunbeam!

Alex said...

This is gorgeous. Kitty is happy sunbathing :) my cat loves looking out the window just look at stuff... I miss my silly cat a lot

CreativeKristi said...

What a beautiful cat and a beautiful painting. How fortunate for you to have a cooperative subject :-) . Thank you for posting!

fados do lar said...

wonderful work. i just adore the way you placed the light and worked it with the materials. lovely.

Alissa Duke said...
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Alissa Duke said...

Beautiful ! I can FEEL him soaking up the warmth. and yes, he does look like a sphinx. I think that it is the head held high and the outstretched front legs

Barbara Roth said...

Great job on this painted cat.

Melliott said...

Did you paint him "in situ," or did you photograph him? I can't get mine to sit still long enough to capture them!

AtelierBrigitte said...

Great painting.

Cathy Holtom said...

Thanks for the comments, Melissa I sketched the outline from behind the window so that I didn't disturb him, then I took a photo for the colours also from inside and between the shutters so it was a little blurred but ok as a reference. If I stare (while sketching) for a long time a lot of information remains in the memory long enough too.

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