This is kind of interesting, I think. A couple of months ago, I was experimenting in my painting on portraying trees. Then I saw a beautiful picture of some bushes fully in bloom. So I decided to try painting them using the same technique in a picture about 8 x 6". But afterwards I didn't like what I had done so I put some birds in the picture picking at seed on the ground. I still didn't like it so I put a cat in the picture. See below.
I still didn't like it, so I put in a border of flowers, blue lobelia and white alyssum. It still wasn't right.
In the end, it sat on my painting table as is, with all it's trimmings around it and I never posted it. It was never just right.
Then today, I happened to glance over the table with a view to getting rid of some of the clutter and my eye caught one of the fair-sized cuttings from the original above. I thought -- my goodness! I can see a cat in there!
I left it on the table for a couple of hours and went back to look at it a few times to see if I really could see a cat among the blooms and branches. Sure enough there was one there! So I took my pencil and just lightly outlined him using only the bushes and branches as my guide -- and there he was! I touched him up just a little and gave him blue eyes, trimmed the cutting to an ATC size and -- voila!
So I call it "My Cat in Camouflage
In fact if you line up the two ATC's one above the other you can see that they exactly fit together.
Just interesting, I think!
BAILEY is improving. He still has nasty fits of coughing, but he is eating everything I put in front of him, including the pills. Today he even chased The White Cat, who was trespassing, from the kitchen window to the den window. We have to take him back to the vet on Saturday.