Every day I drive across town to pay a visit with Maxine (I have cat-sitting duty). Some days Maxine is friendlier than others. She is an only cat and not used to many people aside from her owner, so I've had to try to convince her that I'm really on her side. In order to have her get used to me I sit still and sketch her and things in the room. She mostly sits pretty still too, making it easy to sketch her. Cat duty has actually been a fun and cool excuse to observe and draw without interruption. Today I painted Maxine in oils (above)....and I think looking at her closely for days worked out well for the painting. Dave G, her owner, won't be back for another week +, so I'll definitely add to my Maxine drawing and painting collection. She is is super-cute...and she loves to get petted and roll around on the floor.
Painting: Celeste Bergin, Maxine rolls around the floor, oil on 11x14 canvas panel