Sunday, January 11, 2015

Number 11 - of 30 in 30

"Peepers - 2014"
8" x 10"
oil on canvasboard
This is Peepers, a robin, our second rehab baby bird.
WE  rescued it from sure
ill fate and were able 
to feed and help it learn to fly 
and BE a BIRD.
But that is beside the point today.

There was bound to be one
of those days -when
painting took a back seat.
This is the one painting I would rather not share.
It didn't photograph right, but
maybe that is because it
isn't very good, by my standards.

Short story, cat (who lives in studio and 
is an indoor cat) with lots of
feces (a fistload - sorry
for the gorey details) entangled in it's long
fur, running amok
in the studio,
leaving bits here and there, not 
to mention the smell.
Don't know how these
things happen, but it's
bound to be.

The clean-up took alot of time, it wasn't fun
and I am glad it is over.
Giving a fraidy cat a bath
on the fly - chasing a wet 
cat who isn't clean yet..OY!!

But...this is the outcome
of a painting that I
was NOT into.

It was a rather sh%# day ~
so to speak.


Barbara Pask said...

You poor thing, been there. Cats will not tolerate a dirty bottom will they? I've cleaned up some very long stripes in the past. The bath must have been wild too. Take a rest you deserve it. I like your painting even if you don't.

Claire Beadon Carnell said...

Oh my, would not have been fun at all! I think this is a lovely little painting, so something good did come out of your day :)

Cindy D. said...

I am so sorry to hear about the very-not-fun troubles with your poor cat. I'm certain she would also have preferred to spend her day differently! But after all that, I think it's a beautifully charming little robin, and I suspect you are too hard on yourself. I hope this evening is better!

Pattie Wall said...

Thanks for your kind words and support..there is still more mess to deal with today, but not as much. I hope to take the shears to that butt fur and trim it down a little. I think she gets hair matted and the problem yesterday was a result of extreme matting, unbeknownst to me. These are rescue cats...over time, their fur has grown exponentially long and gets tangled easily.