Catching flies. Meow.
“Daily Cat 190” – $30.
Ink and graphite on 140# HP watercolor paper – 4×6 in
Buck the Cat spots something in the corner of his eye. Wha dat?
CR 119 Looking Northeast, $1110USD, Casein, 16×20″, 2021.
Cold front meets warm front. Looks like rain.
Buck the Cat with his eyes on the prize. Meow.
I painted a masonite board with QOR watercolor ground which allows me to paint on a surface that, untreated, will not absorb the watercolor pigments. After an under painting of watercolor, I filled in shading and detail with casein, a more durable water media. Usually I use 140 or 300# watercolor paper. Comparing the hardboard ground to paper, I like the masonite a lot as and alternative. I can frame this without a mat or glass and still have a perfectly displayable watercolor. I may add a semi-gloss coat after the painting dries or gently buff the surface for dull shine,
Buck the Cat. Really? Meow.
Buck the Cat, indeliCato.
I love casein, it’s a wonderful water medium. It’s far more permanent than watercolor and gouache and it avoids the frequent plastic and/or garish look of acrylic. It’s made from milk and has existed as a painting medium for centuries. It has a ‘graphic’ look unique unto itself, flatter than oils, yet as colorful.
My sister and brother-in-law have this summer place on Lake Morris, WI. It’s a sweet little getaway.
Get ’em. Meow.
Summer’s are rich and earthy in Wisconsin. Corn and potatoes grow everywhere.In their midst, wind turbines spin in unison when the night breezes pick up at sunset.
Daily Cat 211 – Buck is vacationing in Wisconsin for the summer. He likes it there, sort of. There’s a big, husky white and tabby queen that thinks Buck’s encroaching on her domain and has nicked him in the ear to make certain there’s no misunderstanding about what’s hers and not his. Other than that, he seems to be fine with the change of scenery. Meow.