Thursday, January 10, 2008

The Need to Color

"CATCASSO" acrylic painting on Ray-Mar board, 6" x 8" For Sale at my Etsy shop.

I have been thinking of the activity of "coloring", as in 'coloring books'. My daughter and I have often sat together and used the big honkin' pack of crayolas and colored until we had several pages done. I haven't taken the time to locate my coloring books, know where my crayolas are, so I soothed my urge by this painting. It is from an original sketch I did when I was in H.S. Friends, that was a LOOOONG time ago. But I never throw anything away, anyone who knows me will tell you that!

I was really into Picasso at one time. This is inspired by that style and the fact that I had a cat, at the time. There is more to the drawing, but I simplified it, just so I could "color" it with paint. It was fun! It all took TWO coats of paint.

Hubster cleared the roads and walks this afternoon. It is really wet underneath the snow. More sunny this afternoon, than this morning!


kim@laketrees said...

Love the colours and shapes Pattie...
I have always been a big fan of Picasso :0
I will add your blog to the new listings for February :)

Pam said...

I love the colors of this and the movement in it. I was drawn back to it several times. That means something1 :)

Pattie said...

Thanks Kim and Pam, think I will design some more with this cubist idea. I like the colors too!