Having been a cat lover all my life and always having lived with cats it may come as some surprise to hear that this is the first time I've attempted to draw one. I used masking fluid to keep some of the white areas around her ears white and on some of the whiskers but I am not sure how sucessful this was really because, of course when rubbing the masking fluid away the pencil smudges really easily. Cleo was a pleasure to draw and I may exhibit her at Mellis Arts. Most of my paintings and drawings are currently either committed to or already in exhibitions so I need to pull my finger out and get painting!
I've had a week's break from painting but have just started a new pencil drawing, so work is back in progress. The sun has been shining and my garden has been beckoning, especially now the clocks have gone forward and the evenings are longer, so the challenge for me this summer is to keep my two greatest passions (apart from Roy!) working side-by-side; painting and gardening of course! I always know when its time to get back to being creative after a break because my fingers are itching to paint and draw and my mind is awash with fresh ideas. I try to keep a log of all my ideas, but sometimes they flash through my mind so quickly or at times when I can't write them down, in the middle of the night or during my work hours that sometimes ideas get missed, but I always think that if its a good idea it will come back to me. Roy and I are hoping to check on progress with the Portuguese house we bought in December very soon. I will make sure I pack some drawing and painting material as I am sure to find inspiration over there. Apparently its 25 degrees at the moment and they like us have had a very dry year so far.
A selection of my paintings and drawings can be seen on display and for sale at The Lemon Tree Bistro, Framlingham, Suffolk. With kind thanks to Leo from The Lemon Tree. A link to The Lemon Tree will be included on this site soon. Excellent food, excellent venue, great ambiance, great art work!!!
Susan C. Adcock