5ft x 4ft (1.5 x 1.2 meters) oil on canvas. A Welsh Cat in a French Landscape.Painted during lock down, this symbolic image of Christeve the Cat overlooking the village of Mas Cabardes – SW France demonstrates why sketch books are so vital in the life of an artist.
I used two of the many rapid sketches I produced in Mas Cabardes eleven years ago as the foundation block for this image. Sketches are thoughts on paper…in this case very quick responses to what I was seeing. They can become excellent reference material.
Given that Christeve the Cat lived with me in Wales for several years, I have a zillion sketches of her:)In many ways Christeve the Cat is my alter ego. In the little children’s book, ‘Christeve the Cat finds her Home’…
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