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Spitefully Black

Over the weekend, while my daughter and husband played Minecraft, I was painting a cat in a fez. It’s fun to paint cats in hats.

I painted the background first, then the fez, then finally the cat itself, which I envisioned as a Russian Blue.  I was painting it grey. Zanimal, age 10, came up for a snack and regarded my painting critically,

“What would you say is the focal point of this painting?”

“The cat, of course.”

“So…” she said.


“I think it should be a lighter colored cat, so it would stand out better. Then your eye would be drawn to it more.”

“It’s wearing a red hat,” I said.

“Still… it should be lighter.”

“That’s nice,” I said. “When you do your cat painting, you can make your cat a light colored cat.”

She went back downstairs. I put away my grey paints. I squirted a big glob of black onto my pallet.

And now it is a sweet, black cat painting. Yes, I am petty. But I am satisfied with my black cat.

For sale in my shop, if you’re interested. 🙂

Matches my real cat, too!
with frame…

One thought on “Spitefully Black

  1. I always liked a stylish Fez.

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