This is one of those pure joy paintings. It's the eighth in a series of kitty faces I've painted for a fellow who's become a friend in the process. Saturday I was mentioning to a Turkish friend that I needed to look for an image of a new cat's face to paint for Bill, and she suggested a Turkish Angora cat. They were new to me, but I've discovered they are always white with one green eye and one blue eye. I painted it on a slick gesso-coated, not canvas, panel, which left lots of brush marks visible down to the white surface. At first that worried me, but later I decided I liked the look a lot. What do you think?
We're having a clear, beautiful day here in San Antonio. Spring is in full swing around here- the bluebonnets are rioting along the roads and the trees are that intense yellow green of early spring. Red bud trees are thrilling in their various shades of pink to neon fuscia, and the mountain laurel trees are heavy with their clusters of grape-bubble-gum-scented flowers... heady stuff. Hope you look for and enjoy all the beauty around you today!