Patches the Cat

“Victory is won not in miles but in inches. Win a little now, hold your ground, and later, win a little more.”
– Louis L’Amour

Patches the Cat – Gouache on Black 5″ x 7″ Greeting Card

Saturday, I needed a card for a baby shower, so I did this little cat on a black greeting card.  It was a hit at the party, but then… so was the cake.  😀

The reference is from Catherine at WetCanvas.

About Louis L’Amour

Louis L’Amour, the author known for his pulp westerns, wrote more than 100 novels in his lifetime. Born in North Dakota in 1908 as Louis LaMoore, he worked across the southwestern U.S. on a string of backbreaking jobs including longshoreman, elephant handler, and cattle skinner. He saw his writing as akin to telling tales by a campfire and wanted to be remembered simply as a good storyteller. He won the Medal of Freedom in 1984 and died in 1988.


2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lesliepaints
    Jul 27, 2011 @ 08:37:02

    Excellent! What paper did you use for the black or did you tone paper with acrylic? The eyes have it!


    • Beth Parker
      Jul 27, 2011 @ 08:51:44

      Thanks, Leslie! 🙂 The paper is Strathmore Photo Mount Cards. They have a decorative embossed frame. You can see it if you look close. I didn’t do anything to them before I painted. The paper is even acid free and I didn’t pay much for a box of 10. They are fun to paint on.


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