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?
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.
Unfortunately an attitude of entitlement has developed and forced me to ban her when I pack or unpack paintings.
Sometimes it’s necessary to work ON and AROUND the studio instead of IN the studio. Here are two recent projects:
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.
See and read more about the Original Series.
See and read more about the Cat Series.