Monday, December 27, 2010
The completed painting is now available for sale on my Original Work page.
This fleeting image of Tripod in a Santa hat was a compromise between me and him. He very begrudgingly wore the hat and posed for a few photos in exchange for a couple of handfuls of Temptations - the crack cocaine of cat treats. Yes, the ads are right, cats will virtually come through walls to get whatever it is that is in these little kibble pieces.
I did a drawing of Tripod in a Christmas hat a few years ago, probably his first Christmas in this house and he was happy to pose. Now its a different story. As soon as I pick up a camera he hightails it out of the room or, if on a lap, gives me 'the look'. You know the one. It plots your downfall at a later date as he considers which is the best form of torture for humans. Tripod's favourite is the 3am cat call in my ear to insist on going out.
However, the deal was made. He got his treats, I got my photos and this is the result of the painting. Its on 10 x 10" canvas panel in acrylics. I planned on oils, but had run out of thinners and couldn't be bothered to drive in to town to get more as I knew it would be heaving with shoppers looking for sales.
I still have some tweaking to do with this, but here are the progress shots to its current state of completion.