Cotton Candy Cat – December 24, 2009

If the winds of fortune are temporarily
blowing against you, remember that
you can harness them and make them
carry you toward your definite purpose,
through the use of your imagination.

-Napoleon Hill

Cotton Candy Cat

4″ x 6″ watercolor

This little kitty is Oscar.  I wanted to play with my white watercolor, as I had seen Leslie White do on her wonderful blog.  I had a ball.  I used the white with complete abandon!  *big grin* I mixed it with the colors and I used it pure, on top of wet colors.   Then, since he looked a little sad here, I did a version of Oscar to make you smile, this Christmas Eve, while you are in a whirlwind of activity and stress.

This version of the kitty is 2.5″ x 3.5″

Isn’t artistic license a wonderful thing?  😀

Napoleon Hill was born in 1883 in a one-room cabin on the Pound River in Wise County, Virginia. He began his writing career at age 13 as a “mountain reporter” for small town newspapers and went on to become America’s most beloved motivational author. Hill passed away in November 1970 after a long and successful career writing, teaching, and lecturing about the principles of success. His work stands as a monument to individual achievement and is the cornerstone of modern motivation. His book, Think and Grow Rich, is the all time bestseller in the field. Hill established the Foundation as a nonprofit educational institution whose mission is to perpetuate his philosophy of leadership, self-motivation, and individual achievement. His books, audio cassettes, videotapes, and other motivational products are made available to you as a service of the Foundation so that you may build your own library of personal achievement materials… and help you acquire financial wealth and the true riches of life.
Have a great Christmas Eve and a wonderful Christmas!
If you are traveling, be safe!


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Dec 24, 2009 @ 13:40:29

    Artistic license is the greatest. You have me rolling on Oscar smiling! I have to give it to you.You are great using this white. Makes me want to mix it, now, too. Blue eyes,purple cat, yellow background. Seems to me it was a color piece like this months ago that drew me into following you.


    • Beth Parker
      Dec 24, 2009 @ 14:15:21

      Thank you! It’s funny how I take something from you and turn it into something from me, which in turn can make you want to try a new twist on what you had originally done. That’s one of the wonderful things about art. There’s nothing else like it, is there? Merry Christmas, Leslie!


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