THE CHICKEN HOUSE STUDIO part 2: windows (shades shut)

Studio cat Boo, in shadow, viewing the green pastoral southern scene framed from the front window of the studio.

I have a lovely pastoral view from my studio. And when I first moved in I was thrilled to have clerestory windows to boot. More natural light! But I’ve pulled all the studio window shades shut in the front room where I spend most of my time. The painting room. Why you ask?

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STUDIO CAT TEMPORARILY BANNED from studio!

Orange studio cat Boodle sitting in a Dick Blick art supply shipping box and the brown wrapping paper that cushioned the supplies.

Boodle, the studio cat, is attracted to paper and boxes like a magnet to iron. You can imagine the havoc this plays in the studio.

Orange studio cat Boodle sitting in a Dick Blick art supply shipping box and the brown wrapping paper that cushioned the supplies.
Boo staking her claim.

Unfortunately an attitude of entitlement has developed and forced me to ban her when I pack or unpack paintings.

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Strife

strife, dog studies, high contrast black and white acrylic cat painting on paper, elizabeth lisa petrulis

Dog Studies, Strife, black acrylic on 12″ x 9″ paper, 2013, Elizabeth Lisa Petrulis

Strife was often the end game of a play session between these two cats. Several people have used the term “Yin and Yang” to discuss these paintings. Topper and Lucy certainly had opposite (though not always complimentary) temperaments.

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