Cat Constellation Watercolor + Winter, Windows, & Weekend

Cat Constellations, India ink, watercolor, and pen on paper, 9 x 12″, 2014.

Today we were supposed to be in Minneapolis for my cousin and sister’s baby shower, but the weather had other plans for us.

Due to a lovely storm that started as rain, turned to hail, and then became a very slushy blizzard, we stayed home.  The road reports north of Des Moines looked and sounded horrible and we decided to just not risk it.  Sadly, that means I can’t give Caroline her artwork today, but it also means I have more time for my cousin’s second artwork, the first having been hijacked by my daughter

I started with a simple watercolor wash for the background.  When it was dry, I added the pencil outline of the cats, railing, horizon line, and trees.

After filling in the pencil outlines with India ink, I added pencil outlines of April sky constellations.  These were detailed with gold ink and black pen for the constellation lines.

We will spend the rest of our weekend enjoying the view from our new windows – they were being installed on the hail day and through today and next week.

As always, prints and artwork are always for sale, please inquire by e-mail or through my Etsy shop, which is currently empty.  If you are interested in purchasing something you have seen on this blog, I will create a custom listing for you.  I also do custom commission pieces as well. 

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