Mr Ripley or Lou Lou?
Came across the sketches for a very special painting I once did for my daughter Joanna. It seemed that I had given a painting to each of my sons Julian and Ben but nothing to their older sister Jo.
So to rectify this omission I set off to Baltonsborough where she lived then in a lovely little stone built cottage in the centre of the village with a view to doing a painting of one of her cats. I eventually managed to take the photos I wanted, returned to my studio and set about painting my first cat picture, it made a change from tractors or cows.
I played around with various feline poses and after a couple of days work I felt quite pleased with the result and took it home that night to show Susan my wife and ask for her considered opinion. “What do you think of it then, does it look soft and furry, does it look strokeable?” I asked.
“Yes “said Sue “it’s all that BUT it’s not Jo’s cat, it’s Archie the next door neighbours.”
‘Cat Nap’ available as a Limited Edition Giclée print
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