Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Basket Full O’ Ray

Basket Full O’ Ray © 2007 Karen Mathison Schmidt
5 x 7 • acrylic on gessobord
Gloss varnish for protection and ease of cleaning • sold unframed
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Whenever I’m painting I keep the tubes of paint for my current palette in a basket on the floor beside my chair, and occasionally I’ll toss in a used paper towel, to be recycled after it dries. On this particular occasion, when I turned to reach down for a new paper towel, this is the sight that greeted me ... Ray, making himself at home in my work basket. I didn’t hear him come in because when he does things like this he goes into “super stealth” mode. I laughed out loud and immediately reached for my camera. Here’s the result: A Basket Full O’ Ray.

And yes, his eyes are really that green!


Melanie said...

i havent visited in a while - and wow, wow, wow... what a feast for the eyes and soul.
Still insane on my side of the blogosphere.. hope all is well on your side!
I really love your paintings. Have I said that enough?? i'll say it again.. .i really love your paintings!

Helen Read said...

Thanks for sharing your kitty paintings... great stuff!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cousin!!
It was so so good to reconnect this week in Texas!! I am so happy to read your blogs.....I will know you better, and will get a glimpse into your soul as I see you write a lot about what God is teaching you and how He is working in your life.....you can be sure I will be a regular visitor to this website.
I love you cousin of mine!!
Love, crp

Sandy said...

I've really enjoyed my visit and this painting is beautiful as is all of your work.


Karen Mathison Schmidt said...

Hi, everyone! Thanks so much for your comments and encouragement!