Those who follow me on Facebook will know I occasionally paint watercolours using my iPad Pro. I use the art package Procreate, that is not only extremely powerful but also has a name of suggested rudeness about it. Hooray!
I’m all too happy to admit I cheat slightly, in that I have a photograph of what I’m trying to paint open next to my canvas and I freely – extremely freely – make use of the ‘undo’ function. Apart from that, there is no computerised jiggery-pokery involved. These are, as much as my limited talent allows, my own work.
I painted this piece for The Editor. Surely if there is one person who deserves a gift – who is not me;) – it is The Editor. This morning the postman delivered his printed copy of this, so now he has seen it, I can show it off.
It is the most difficult thing I have ever painted and I think it came out pretty well. It is based on a rather good, distinctly moody photograph of his nine-month-old little cat I took a few weeks ago.
So allow me to present my watercolour of Fudge the little cat:
Click on it for a larger version. I welcome comments!
Superb, David. Is there no end to your talents?
How are you keeping? I wondered whether you had noted with irony that so much of the country was in self-isolation – something I know you have experience with.
Hello Ben, we’re fine, thanks. As you rightly point out we are used to spending at lot of time together at home – although it is a bit different when one is compelled to and there is danger of death outside. That makes me (and Dani) somewhat more anxious. But we are managing. How about you?
Glad you like the picture!
Very good, David. Another talent I wasn’t aware of. I can’t think of anything rude to say about it.
I asked for an honest opinion, Peter, that doesn’t necessarily mean a rude one!
From, as you know, a fellow cat lover, who also adores your felines, that’s a wonderful composition – well done you. Wish I could conjure up something of our tearaway Louis.
All the very best to the 4 of you in Winchester. Stay safe.
Thank you, Mark! I keep meaning to email you, but the general anxiety levels of the moment keep interfering. I’ll drop you a line this coming week.
Look after yourself. Stay strong, be brave.
Not a problem David, I’ve been meaning the same for ages but, despite the current hiatus, I’ve been keeping myself fully occupied outdoors (on our property I hasten to add !). Pretty hacked off a booked mid-late May trip staying in Meursault now looks a no no 🙁 .
Yep, that trip is a write off, Mark, what a pity! To be honest I wouldn’t count on being able to go and do the harvest either😕
I’ve been tied up with hideous back problems, hand before that (well back at the same time). Back and anxiety, about even answering the door, let alone going out, having a risk of danger of death, currently.
I’m really pleased you like the painting, it took a lot of effort. Dani was very pleased with his printed copy.