On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Friday, October 26, 2007

Big, beautiful cat

Sometimes I like to stay up late when the household is quietly sleeping and just draw. Last night I tried to copy this jaguar from a photo. The longer I drew, the more I saw and the more I loved the cat and wanted to "get things right." I'm hoping to use the same photo for a watercolor painting later this week. But for this first attempt I simply used a charcoal pencil in my Moleskine sketchbook.

2 comments:

  1. He turned out wonderfully! Can't wait to see the watercolor!!

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  2. Animals are difficult, with the hair and fur. This turned out really nice. Keep up the wonderful work.

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