Thursday, February 28, 2013

Barney & Bella

I tried to do some watercolour sketches of Bella and Barney, who we cat-sat while on holiday at Kidds Beach, as a little thank you to their beloved pet human for opening her home to us while she was travelling. Of course they didn't stay still for a single minute, even while sleeping, and my birds-eye view (I wouldn't like to be a bird near these two highly athletic and alert siblings!) of them moving around on the deck resulted in a page of rather contorted looking kitties.
Posting here is likely to be even more erratic than usual with a wedding on the cards, my eldest daughter and her fiancé happily having booked the day. My usual reaction to a mountain of things to do and having to think and plan is to freeze in a tizz until adrenalin takes over and I start to get things done. Sketching and painting seem like an unnecessary distraction from my state of catatonia, but I'll try now and then!

11 comments:

moreidlethoughts said...

Oh, Cathy! I think these are lovely sketches! I have black twins and fail miserably at sketching them.Even when they are sleeping!

Sadami said...

~(*o*)~! ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ·.•*•♫°•♫·.•ʚ(ˆ◡ˆ)ɞ!!!

Robyn Sinclair said...

I think they are marvellous as well, Cathy. I love that last photo 'That doesn't look like me...'.

Sue Pownall said...

This are lovely. I hope you are out of your CATatonic state soon and sketching more.

Laura Moore said...

Hi Cathy I just found your blog. I really like your sketching journalistic style. A blog I know I will visit lots of times from now on. Thanks.

RH Carpenter said...

When I saw these smaller icons on my sidebar, I thought they were seashells :) Very nicely done and I'm glad I came over to see more - I think the black kitty is saying, "I am beautiful!" ha ha

http://carolking.wordpress.com said...

Lovely kitty sketches even if one of them thinks it doesn't look like her (him?)

Cathy Gatland said...

Hi Dinah - black cats are tricky, really just silhouettes unless their eyes are open, and then thay are in constant motion!

Sadami... :-D)))!

Thanks Robyn for liking them in spite of them not being dogs ;-)

Thanks Sue - me too!

Hi Laura, thank you for visiting and likewise - I found your lovely blog via Vandy Massey

Hi Rhonda, they could look like seashells - my son says they'd make good coasters too!

Thanks Carol - yes, that's Barney - they really did seem quite interested in what I'd done - and critical!

Art with Liz said...

Have missed your great slice of life sketches!

Cathy Gatland said...

Hi Liz - great to see you back with a painting on your blog!

Hani Hani said...

HI Cathy,
They makes me laugh.I love your watercolour very much.