A painting a day makes your cat go astray...
This was not a good paint day.
I had just finished my cute little French farmhouse picture and settled myself on the couch to watch some TV. I heard the cat on the kitchen countertop where I'd placed the painting to dry. He's a very smart cat and was obviously not very pleased at the fact I hadn't paid attention to him all day. I chased him off the countertop just in the nick of time, picked up the painting and took it into the spare bedroom, where I placed it on the desk , shut the door carefully, and returned back to my movie. Ten minutes later I heard a noise in the bedroom. The cat had opened the door ,(he gets up on his hind legs and pushes down on the handle with his front paws), jumped up on the desk, did a pas de chat through the poppies and sunflowers, and left a trail of cadmium orange, red and yellow pawprints all over my white carpets and kitchen tile. I don't even want to describe what I went through to get the paint off of the floors, carpeting and cat paws. I've repaired the painting the best I could, but now I want to get rid of it as quickly as possible so I can forget about it this unpleasant episode. (Not the first with this cat and my paintbox.) It's a bargain, by the way, with a starting bid of only $10.00, since I had to repair the flowers quite a bit. I'll never look at poppies and sunflowers in quite the same way again, I'm sure.
Sunflowers and Poppies, oil on clayboard, 9 by 12 inches
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