topiary cats

topiary cats

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Prozac Kitty

I actually made an appointment last month to put my cat down, and I couldn't go through with it.  She's been pretty good lately, although that could be because she does not have access to the laundry anymore.

A few weeks ago she peed on a bag of onions.  Last night she peed on a bag of apples.

That's BEYOND NASTY.

So I called the vet again, and we are putting her on Prozac, and it's only going to cost me $6 a month! I hope it works to calm whatever crazy anxiety she has.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

The Ocean (#49 and #50)

FINALLY I have made it to 50 plein air paintings.  After 120 I won't consider myself a total newbie anymore, I'll be a beginner.  :)

We went to the beach today, it was so wonderful and relaxing.  I can't wait to do more ocean paintings.  This was my fiorst time painting at the beach, and my first time painting the ocean.

Both are 6x8 oil on panel
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50

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Stapleton Kearns

Today I met Stapleton Kearns!  He posted that he was painting in Central Park today, so I took a slightly long lunch and went to say hello.

Stape is a very friendly person, and he talked to me for a long time.  He has a pink camera and I tried on his eyeglasses.  Perhaps now I can say I have seen through the eyes of a master painter?

I deeply appreciate people who are true masters of their craft yet remain not only friendly, but truly strive to share their knowledge.  If I ever become so proficient, I want to be like that too.  Admittedly, it isn't every day one gets to meet such an accomplished painter- next to Stape I really feel like I know nothing, but not meaning that in a negative way.  It doesn't make me feel bad, it makes me want to take one of his workshops.