Oil on museum quality, archival ampersand gessobord™ panel - 8” x 8”
I've never painted a Cornish Rex before today. The coat of a Cornish Rex is curly and extremely fine. It's more like down than fur. Indeed, Max here would get hypothermia on a day like today if he was allowed outside. Not unlike JJ, Max has found a recently closed laptop to perch on. He lives with my friend George and his antics are legend. In case you were wondering what is in the background of this piece; it is huge glass bell dome covering a stuffed crane atop an ornate carved chinese stand.
As I am typing this, some drama was happening just outside. I had given Piper and the kids a bowl of kitten chow about 10 minutes ago and when I looked out, a very large raccoon was woofing down their food. They were cowering in their cooler/cathouse. I chased off Rory and checked on the gang. Everybody was OK, thank goodness. I still don't have the heart to separate Piper from her children. I am working on gaining there confidence.
It felt good to be back at the easel today.