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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Soaking Up Sunshine

I must admit that I haven't painted much lately, and since this is the time to make new year's resulutions, I promise myself to paint more often, but I'm not saying how much more, and also to attend at least one art workshop a year.

So, in preparation for Tim Horn's indoor, winter workshop at the end of this month, I've been sorting through my photos to find something to paint. I chanced upon a photo I took of my cat about ten years ago. The picture was taken the day I rescued her from Healdsburg Animal Shelter where she was housed for six months in a small room with lots of other abandoned cats. The photo captures my cat at peace with herself, while soaking up the warmth of the sun.

This painting may or may not be finished. However, because some of the colors were getting muddy, I had to pull the painting out of my studio and hang it on my critiquing wall until I can decide what to do next.

1 comment:

Susan J. Moore said...

Ellen, I love this. It is so different from what I am used to seeing you paint. It has such an inviting cozy feel to it. And it is indoors! I envy you doing a workshop with Tim Horn and I'm looking forward to what it inspires. Your work is always so beautiful, full of light and air.