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!