Day 18: For those of you who know brush sizes, all of these paintings were done using a #2 round. My favorite was a little inexpensive Princeton Snap. I could point that brush to about 3 hairs, making it super for details. Today my little brush said “Enough” and had to be retired. I had to sub in another brand. Saying good-bye is hard to do...
Today’s painting is a tribute to barn cats. They play a necessary role in the life of a barn, the role of rodent control. Some cats are good hunters and some just so so. My favorite hunter was a cat I named Scutter. He was a big handsome, long haired￼, orange cat that was always curled up basking in the sun. At first glance, everyone thought he was just a lazy cat who’s main concern was if there was milk in the dish, but Scutter just had a different technique. He would find a sunny place in the barn, curl up so tight that you couldn’t see his head and wait. Hours might pass before a mouse would crawl up on him and start pulling out hair to line its nest. A flurry of fur ensued and Scutter strutted away with dinner.￼
“The Sunny Spot” watercolor 5”x3” (SOLD)