Mar 29, 2009

Wishful Thinking

We went away for a few days and I wanted something more portable to work on so I took a little break from my truck. I had a picture of our neighbour's cat on the fence and I felt with the addition of a bird it would make a great picture.
Our bird feeder is set up in the branches near the fence and our new neighbour's cat has discovered it. At first she would come over and move along the ground under the feeder but that proved very unsatisfactory and of course our little dog would see her and chase her away. Then she discovered the fence!! Now she can get very close to the feeder and best of all she realizes that the dog cannot touch her up there. He of course is very upset about that. She now gets very close to the trees and the feeder but as yet she has not figured out how to make her move onto the branches. The birds are aware of this and will flit and flirt about just out of her reach and tease her something terrible. Watching all of this has been very entertaining for us.
The Artist Forum's Challenge # 13 is "A Sense of Spring, Nonfloral". I thought that this picture might be an interesting addition to the challenge. The Challenge is in the All Media Paint-Off section of the forum if you would like to check it out.


Florence's Art said...

That's a very nice drawing. I just started drawing cats so I can really appreciate yours. We have two cats that I have been trying to sketch because they strike such interesting poses. I enjoyed your story that went with the drawing. Our bird feeder is right beside a forsythia bush and the neighbors cat can make it up the thick stock but when she heads out the branch it starts to bend down with her weight and the chick-a-dees will hang upside down at the end of the branch teasing her. This has gone on the whole winter.

simoart said...

I love this drawing. Loves cats, you captured a great pose. Keep up the good work.

Grahame Butler said...

Very nice drawing, I need to draw a few cats myself, so much to do and so little time!

Chris said...

Rusty's Arch Rival! Looks good mom!