I was inspired by a photograph I took of a cat sitting inside a niche, in an old wall that lined a street, in Toledo. Spain. My husband and I took a belated 25th wedding anniversary trip to Spain, in October of last year. We spent most of our time in Barcelona and Madrid, but we took an overnight trip to Toledo following the advice of travel guru, Rick Steve. As we walked around the city, I spotted this cat, sitting in the wall. It was too cool to pass by without snapping a few shots for reference later. Out of the three photos I took (my husband basically keeps walking. He's a walker and I have to snap and run. He doesn't slow down for much. LOL) I managed to get two good shots and one blurry one. Fortunately, all were viable for reference photos.
|"Cat in the Wall", oil, 11" x 14", Lois Primeau, artist, ©2012|
|"Cat in the Wall, Too", oil, 11" x 14", Lois Primeau, artist, ©2012|
|"Mew...", oil, 11" x 14", Lois Primeau, artist, ©2012|
She is my favorite way to paint - pulling an image out of the dark. I like working with subtle differences in the "black", which really isn't black.
I'm planning to do a calico cat next and also a tuxedo cat. I'm having too much fun playing with cats to quit!